Religion/Science/Law

The law evokes a sense of immovability and stasis. In the United States, as in many other countries, legal proceedings are infused with pomp, tradition, and precedence. We expect that legality has permanence: we use the term “natural law” to describe the unchanging working of the universe, we campaign to…

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Douglas NeJaime: Hobby Lobby’s Religion

If you’re not able to block the contraceptive coverage requirements, and you’re not able to block same-sex marriage, then an alternative strategy is to argue based on religious liberty for exemptions from laws protecting that conduct.

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Tisa Wenger: Contesting Religious Freedom

One of the most powerful ways that religious freedom has worked historically is as a tool for US empire and white supremacy. It might be counterintuitive or subversive to speak of religious freedom as a tool of empire, but that’s clearly its role.

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