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April 2016 In the News Archive | Center for the Study of Law and Religion

2017

May

Goldfeder talks to Fox about Palestinian payments to terrorists

Goldfeder talks to Fox about Palestinian payments to terrorists

Goldfeder was interviewed after a talk at the UN on terrorist martyr payments.

CSLR Fellow Berner says look beyond traditional school model

CSLR Fellow Berner says look beyond traditional school model

Ashley Berner, CSLR Fellow and Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University, School of Education, says traditional schools limit students.

Goldfeder talks to AJC about church involvement in politics

Goldfeder talks to AJC about church involvement in politics

Current federal law is weakly enforced, Goldfeder says.

April

CSLR Fellow says a strong school culture creates strong citizens

CSLR Fellow says a strong school culture creates strong citizens

CSLR Fellow Ashley Berner writes in The 74 that the strong school culture evident in Catholic high schools teaches students to be engaged citizens.

Broyde to CNN: missile strike was a humanitarian act

Broyde to CNN: missile strike was a humanitarian act

Broyde tells CNN the missile strike on Syria was justified as a humanitarian act against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's gross violation of international law in using chemical weapons.

March

Shlomo Pill: Jews can build alliances with Muslims

Shlomo Pill: Jews can build alliances with Muslims

Shlomo Pill writes that Jewish people can form alliances with Muslims, as the St. Louis cemetery desecration shows.

February

Allard speaks at immigration event

Allard speaks at immigration event

Silas W. Allard is speaking at an Leadership and Multifaith Program (LAMP) on immigration.

January

Franklin: Path to post-election reconciliation will be challenging

Franklin: Path to post-election reconciliation will be challenging

Robert M. Franklin recalls an unlikely friendship dating back to 1998.

Robert M. Franklin quoted in National Catholic Reporter story about Trump era

Robert M. Franklin quoted in National Catholic Reporter story about Trump era

"The healing," said the Rev. Robert Franklin of Emory University,"is in part to correct that polarization, not to allow that to become our new normal. Recognizing that our economy works best, our social interactions work best when there's a measure of what some of the old commentators used to call 'a kind of friendliness, a willingness to cooperate with one's neighbor as essential to the American experiment,'" he told NCR.

Robert M. Franklin appointed as senior adviser to president

Robert M. Franklin appointed as senior adviser to president

CSLR Fellow Robert M. Franklin has been appointed as senior adviser to Emory University President Claire E. Sterk.

2016

December

Goldfeder writes CNN op-ed critical of Obama's Israel abstention

Goldfeder writes CNN op-ed critical of Obama's Israel abstention

Writes Goldfeder: The bi-partisan condemnation of Obama's abstention has ironically only confirmed that America really does stand with Israel.

Goldfeder quoted in Politio story about Christmas in public schools

Goldfeder quoted in Politio story about Christmas in public schools

Goldfeder says context is important when considering holiday decorations in public schools.

Goldfeder criticizes Obama's hypocrisy toward Israel

Goldfeder criticizes Obama's hypocrisy toward Israel

Goldfeder writes: "In pulling his veto on the eve of Hanukkah, President Obama failed to heed the history of the holiday."

Goldfeder co-authors CNN op-ed about genocide

Goldfeder co-authors CNN op-ed about genocide

Goldfeder co-authors CNN op-ed with Jan Figel about the U.S.'s responsibility to do more to stop genocide.

Goldfeder quoted in Times story about Muslims denied Mosque

Goldfeder quoted in Times story about Muslims denied Mosque

Mark Goldfeder is quoted in this Times story about Muslims being denied a permit to build a mosque.

October

CSLR alum Bernice King: Uneasy lies the crown

CSLR alum Bernice King: Uneasy lies the crown

CSLR alum Bernice King tells Smithsonian Magazine: "If we could get back to that philosophy, to listening and not being afraid of exploring the information on the other side ... well, we'd move things forward."

2006

July

A Jewish Solution on Transgender Bathrooms

A Jewish Solution on Transgender Bathrooms

A Jewish perspective on the controversy over transgender bathrooms.

Why We Shouldn't Force Hasidic Jews to Offer Secular Education

Why We Shouldn't Force Hasidic Jews to Offer Secular Education

Why haven't Jewish groups rallied to the defense of the Satmars, even though they (and we) do not share the Hasidim¿s utter and absolute rejection of all things secular. Religious freedom is measured by how we protect the rights of those with whom we do not agree.

2016

Why we shouldn't force Hasidic Jews to offer secular education

Why we shouldn't force Hasidic Jews to offer secular education

Why haven't Jewish groups rallied to the defense of the Satmars, even though they (and we) do not share the Hasidim¿s utter and absolute rejection of all things secular. Religious freedom is measured by how we protect the rights of those with whom we do not agree.

A Jewish solution on transgender bathrooms

A Jewish solution on transgender bathrooms

Michael J. Broyde co-authored this essay on a Jewish perspective on the transgendered bathrooms controversy.

May

Scholar on Jewish Law emphasizes importance of social safety net

Scholar on Jewish Law emphasizes importance of social safety net

Jewish law has provided a strong foundation for the modern Western legal system, says Professor Michael J. Broyde of Emory University.

CSLR senior fellow reviews 'Prophecy Without Contempt'

CSLR senior fellow reviews 'Prophecy Without Contempt'

CSLR Senior Fellow Kathleen A. Brady reviews "Prophecy Without Contempt: Religious Discourse in the Public Square," by Cathleen Kaveny.

M. Christian Green on the election of Sadiq Khan

M. Christian Green on the election of Sadiq Khan

Beyond British Islamophobia?: The Election of Sadiq Khan

April

Goldfeder discusses Little Sisters SCOTUS case

Goldfeder discusses Little Sisters SCOTUS case

Goldfeder discusses the Little Sisters SCOTUS case, saying the court is seeking a compromise that will allow women access to contraceptives without organizations having to compromise their religious beliefs.

2015

September

Goldfeder talks to AJC about religion in the workplace

Goldfeder talks to AJC about religion in the workplace

Goldfeder talks to the AJC's Matt Kempner about religion in the workplace.

May

An-Na'im talks to Daily Report about Sharia blog

An-Na'im talks to Daily Report about Sharia blog

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im talks to Fulton County Daily Report about his Sharia blog

September

Goldfeder talks to Channel 11 about football baptisms

Goldfeder talks to Channel 11 about football baptisms

Dr. Mark Goldfeder talks to Channel 11 about the Establishment Clause as it relates to high school football baptisms.

March

CSLR's Amy Wheeler receives Award of Distinction

CSLR's Amy Wheeler receives Award of Distinction

Awards of Distinction honor dedicated Emory employees

January

CSLR establishes groundbreaking series on law and Christianity

CSLR establishes groundbreaking series on law and Christianity

The Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University is launching a new book series on law and Christianity in partnership with Cambridge University Press and with director and acclaimed scholar John Witte Jr. as series editor.

July

June

John Witte, Jr. writes about polygamy in Emory Law Journal

John Witte, Jr. writes about polygamy in Emory Law Journal

John Witte, Jr. writes about polygamy in Emory Law Journal. His book, "The Western Case for Monogamy over Polygamy," was published in April.