Archive for the ‘Freedom of religion’ Category

Quote of the day, Dec. 15

December 15, 2017

James Madison, on liberty (1792)

“In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by power. America has set the example . . . of charters of power granted by liberty. This revolution in the practice of the world, may, with an honest praise, be pronounced the most triumphant epoch of its history, and the most consoling presage of its happiness.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 26

December 26, 2016

Angela Merkel, on freedom

“To exclude groups of people because of their faith, this isn’t worthy of the free state in which we live. It isn’t compatible with our essential values. And its humanly reprehensible, xenophobia, racism, extremism have no place here. We are fighting to ensure that they don’t have a place elsewhere either.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 15

December 15, 2014

First Amendment to U.S. Constitution (ratified Dec. 15, 1791)

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Quote of the day, May 25

May 25, 2014

Harry Emerson Fosdick, on war (1933)

“I renounce war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and propagates, for the undying hatred it arouses, for the dictatorships it puts in place of democracy , for the starvation that stalks after it. (more…)

Quote of the day, April 24

April 24, 2014

Northwest Ordinance (1787)

“Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.”

First Amendment Day ’14 at Iowa State

April 14, 2014
Mary Beth Tinker. (Photo by David W. Bulla)

Mary Beth Tinker. (Photo by David W. Bulla)

Today, the annual First Amendment Day activities get underway at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. (more…)

Quote of the day, Feb. 7

February 7, 2014

President Barack Obama, on religion (2014)

“History shows that nations that uphold the rights of their people, including the freedom of religion, are ultimately more just and more peaceful and more successful. (more…)

Quote of the day, Nov. 14

November 14, 2013

Jawaharlal Nehru, on religion

“We must constantly remind ourselves that whatever our religion or creed, we are all one people.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 2

October 2, 2013

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on living an ethical life (1927)

“For one man cannot do right in one department of life whilst he is occupied in doing wrong in any other department. Life is one indivisible whole.”

Quote of the Aug. 8

August 8, 2013

Abe Fortas, on dissent

“Dissent and dissenters have no monopoly on freedom. (more…)