Tadros, “Motherland Lost”

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In his important new book,  Motherland Lost: The Egyptian and Coptic Quest for Modernity , the Hudson Institute’s Samuel Tadros explores the crisis facing the Coptic Orthodox Church today. The Copts are the indigenous Christians of Egypt and one of the oldest Christian communions, . . . . Continue Reading »

Perry Dane on Richard III

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At the Center for Law and Religion Forum today, Professor Perry Dane has a response to my post last week on the controversy surrounding the re-interment of Richard III . Dane thinks the debate about whether Richard should receive a Catholic burial reflects more profound concerns about the meaning . . . . Continue Reading »

More on Yoga in the Public Schools

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[caption id=”” align=”aligncenter” width=”480”] Yoga Class in Encinitas Public School (NYT) [/caption] Last month, a California state court ruled that  including yoga in an elementary school phys ed program  does not violate the Establishment Clause. . . . . Continue Reading »

No Catholic Burial for Richard III

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Readers of First Things  probably know this already, but here’s a follow up on a story from earlier this year. In February, archaeologists confirmed that they had discovered  the remains of King Richard III  beneath a parking lot in Leicester. Richard died in battle at . . . . Continue Reading »