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Free Exercise by Moonlight

I have a new article in draft called Free Exercise by Moonlight. It is about the current condition of permissive religious accommodation. It is pervasively lugubrious. 346 more words

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Can a Church Refuse to Sell Property Because of a Buyer's Religion?

Here’s a bleg for you law and religion fans. Rod Dreher had an interesting post last week about the continuing division in the Episcopal Church over doctrinal issues. 373 more words

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Conversations: Marc DeGirolami

This summer, Harvard University Press published The Tragedy of Religious Freedomby our very own Marc DeGirolami (left), CLR’s Associate Director. In the book, Marc argues for a “tragic” understanding of religious freedom, one “that avoids the twin dangers of reliance on reductive and systematic justifications, on the one hand, and thoroughgoing skepticism about the possibility of theorizing, on the other.” This week, Marc answers some questions about his book. 2,376 more words

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UK Supreme Court Decides Important Ministerial Employment Case

Yesterday, the UK’s Supreme Court decided an important ministerial employment case, President of the Methodist Conference v. Preston. In many respects, Preston tracks the US Supreme Court’s recent ministerial exception case, … 384 more words

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New York Court Dismisses Breach of Contract Suit Under Ministerial Exception

In New York’s first application (and extension) of Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC, a state court has dismissed a wrongful termination law suit filed by an ordained minister of the United States Methodist Church and a former employee of the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns (GCCUIC), an arm of the Church devoted to ecumenical work.   796 more words

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