May 25, 2015
Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., professor of history at Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and senior fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion (SR), and Barry Hankins, Ph.D., professor history and graduate program director, write about how the Baptist alliance with Thomas Jefferson that secured religious liberty. Kidd and Hankins are the authors of the new book, “Baptists in America: A History.”
May 14, 2015
Former Congressman Frank Wolf, the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), spoke recently at a Harvard University conference, warning the audience that freedom of conscience is endangered in the United States and conservative Christians may have to resort to civil disobedience. In his address, “After Hobby Lobby: What Is Caesar’s, What is God’s?” Wolf said that “When tolerance is demanded, when orthodox Christianity is deemed intolerant and when government and even society fail to extend tolerance to people of faith, we are headed down a perilous path.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR research and faculty.)
May 12, 2015
Text of a speech given by former Virginia Congressman Frank R. Wolf, who serves as the inaugural Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor University, at the Harvard Law School Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference, "Law, Religion, and Health in America," on May 7, 2015.
May 12, 2015
Column by Kathleen Parker focuses on how “conservative Christians in the country that codified freedom of religion have been placed on the defensive” over several issues, including the Affordable Care Act and Hobby Lobby decisions. In the column, Parker mentions last year’s On Topic conversation in Washington, D.C., between Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and attorney Alan Dershowitz, who agreed “that the state should always go to extra lengths to protect religious liberty whenever possible.” Parker’s columns are syndicated nationally by The Washington Post and appear in more than 400 media outlets. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, assisted with media coverage of the D.C. event in March 2014.)