Free to Serve

Free to Serve

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What do Hobby Lobby, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Wheaton College, World Vision, the Little Sisters of the Poor, and the University of Notre Dame have in common? All are faith-based organizations that have faced pressure to act in ways contrary to their religious beliefs. In this book, two policy experts show how faith-based groups--those active in the educational, healthcare, international aid and development, and social service fields--can defend their ability to follow their religiously based beliefs without having to jettison the very faith and faith-based practices that led them to provide services to those in need. They present a pluralist vision for religious freedom for faith-based organizations of all religious traditions. The book includes case studies that document the challenges faith-based organizations face to freely follow the practices of their religious traditions and analyzes these threats as originating in a common, yet erroneous, set of assumptions and attitudes prevalent in American society. The book also includes responses by diverse voices--an Orthodox Jew, a Roman Catholic, two evangelicals, two Islamic leaders, and an unbeliever who is a religious-freedom advocate--underscoring the importance of religious freedom for faith-based organizations.Church Amendments, 42 U.S.C. As300a7. Available at civilrights/understanding/ConscienceProtect/42usc300a7.pdf. 9. Eugene Volokh, a€œA Brief Political History of ... Utah, a€ Washington Post, April 12, 2015. Available at anbsp;...

Title:Free to Serve
Author: Stephen V. Monsma, Stanley W. Carlson-Thies
Publisher:Brazos Press - 2015-10-06

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