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Time to Challenge No-Fault Divorce

From Web Exclusives

High in the catalogue of social pathologies afflicting marriage and the family in America stands our system of family law, the central purpose of which is to enforce no-fault divorce. In a letter to the Holy Father and the recent Extraordinary Synod on the Family, almost fifty international scholars and religious leaders joined us in urging the Church to consider the effects of no-fault divorce, along with other barriers to faithful, lifelong marriage. Continue Reading »

Religious Freedom Abroad

From the March 2012 Print Edition

Seventy percent of the world’s population lives in countries that severely restrict religious freedom. Though largely ignored by the media, scholars, and policymakers, there is a global crisis in religious liberty, and it is getting worse. Outside the West, religious minorities and disfavored . . . . Continue Reading »

Cold War Religion

From the June/July 2009 Print Edition

Religion and American Foreign Policy, 1945“1960: The Soul of Containment by William Inboden Cambridge University Press, 368 pages, $80 A few years ago the new American ambassador to Beijing was asked for his thoughts about China’s persecution of underground Protestant house churches. . . . . Continue Reading »

Islam’s Way to Freedom

From the November 2008 Print Edition

The many strands of Islamist radicalism are a terrible threat to vital American interests. The dangers include transnational terrorism fueled by jihad and the growth of extreme Shari’a law in such key Muslim states as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia—all while the Iranian . . . . Continue Reading »