Commentary: I thought countries that enforce blasphemy laws would eventually catch up to the rest of the world. My week in Lahore and Islamabad changed that.
Commentary: It is also important for the war's victims and survivors' voices to be heard -- to be recognized by the Catholic church as victims of state terrorism and church failure.
Commentary: As we reflect on the suffering and death of Jesus at the hands of the state, the death penalty remains a profound injustice.
Commentary: The realization of global women suffrage, which represents one of the most significant power shifts in human history, occurred without women firing a single shot.
We tend to assume that Republican judges will be friendlier to religious freedom than their Democratic counterparts. The lessons of the last 26 years suggest otherwise.
Commentary: U.S. Catholics who identify as traditional or conservative sometimes don't understand the church’s teachings on social justice and their duty to the poor.
Commentary: An attack on one faith is an attack on all our faiths, and when any religious group is targeted, we all have a responsibility to speak up.
Commentary: Will the recent declaration to protect religious minorities in Muslim communities lead to real action? I am not optimistic.
Commentary: The pro-life movement's new energy comes in part from a growing U.S. consensus on abortion, a consensus unfortunately not reflected in most public discussions of abortion.
Religious Freedom Day is Jan. 16. As Jefferson’s statute proclaimed, religious freedom is among the “natural rights of mankind.” Yet still, billions of people abroad routinely are denied this liberty.