Timothy Garton Ash is a British historian, author and commentator based in Oxford, U.K. He founded the project Free Speech Debate in 2011 to explore freedom of expression issues, including hate speech, from a global perspective.
While 1 in five people practice Islam internationally, a Pew Research survey in 2010 found that about half of Americans are able to correctly identify the Quran and Ramadan as associated with Islam. Another Pew survey in 2007 revealed that 58 percent of Americans say they know little or nothing about Islam’s practices, and often, what they do know […]
Buddha comes from the Sanskrit language, meaning “awakened.” Simply put, the basic teachings of Buddhism are: first, to do no harm to any living being; second, to do good; and third, to purify the mind from impurity. Buddhist religious practice is the formal discipline of sitting meditation and mindfulness in everyday life. Today .7 percent […]
A March 5, 2012 Polygon article about theological exploration in games and a look at how that occurs in the controversial, religiously-charged game The Binding of Isaac.
Read a June 11, 2013, article from the Los Angeles Times about legislative efforts to protect students from anti-gay bullying and the resulting conservative backlash.
David Cole, a law professor at Georgetown University, is an expert on First Amendment and civil rights issues and co-author of Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror.
Read remarks made Feb. 24, 2006, (scroll halfway down the page) by Mark Everson, who was IRS commissioner at the time, about his agency’s role in monitoring charitable groups’ election activities. The IRS stepped up its education and oversight efforts “to address what we saw as increasing political intervention” by tax-exempt groups in 2004, he said. […]
Read IRS rules for charities on political and lobbying activity.