Lots of religion-related politicking this weekend. In addition to the Stand Up Coalition‘s Rally for Religious Freedom, today, a group called the Secular Coalition for America (“Representing Secular Americans in Our Nation’s Capital”) will hold a “Lobby Day for Reason.” Lobby Day is designed “to allow atheists, agnostics, humanists, and secular Americans to directly lobby their members of Congress on the issues that matter to us.” I imagine one of those issues is the unfortunate tendency of religious organizations to lobby members of Congress. Tomorrow, the group will host a day-long “Reason Rally” on the National Mall, featuring Richard Dawkins and Jessica Ahlquist, the Rhode Island high school student who appeared as plaintiff in this case.
- What’s Happening in Argentina?
- Holt v. Hobbs Podcast
- Around the Web This Week
- Commins, “Islam in Saudi Arabia”
- Sciorra, “Built with Faith: Italian American Imagination and Catholic Material Culture in New York City”
- “The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding” (Omer et al., eds.)
- Rajan, “Al Qaeda’s Global Crisis”
- When Doesn’t a Religious Accommodation “Detrimentally Affect Others”? And a Few Other Holt v. Hobbs Thoughts
- Houlihan, “Catholicism and the Great War: Religion and Everyday Life in Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1914–1922″
- Steenbrink, “Catholics in Independent Indonesia:1945-2010″