“Brexit in Context” by Allen D. Kowalczyk

Cover image: Palace of Westminster, London. 2007. Wikimedia Commons. (CC BY-SA 2.5). To most Americans, the Brexit phenomenon is a uniquely European enigma. Images of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s unruly tuft of blonde hair and Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow’s fuming face while moderating an argumentative Parliament are now ubiquitous on

“More, Not Less, Religion May Be a Cure for America’s Political Ills” by Shlomo C. Pill

Photo by StockSnap on Pixabay (CCO) Note: This and other essays in this series were originally delivered as part of the Leadership and Multifaith Program symposium on Law, Religious Identity, and Public Discourse held at Georgia Tech on September 26, 2019. I agree with much of Judge Dhanidina’s rather dour diagnosis of our current societal ills.  We

“Keeping the Faith: What Secular Law Has Taught Me About Religion” by Halim Dhanidina

Painting of the Philadelphia Convention by Howard Chandler Christy, PD Note: This and other essays in this series were originally delivered as part of the Leadership and Multifaith Program symposium on Law, Religious Identity, and Public Discourse held at Georgia Tech on September 26, 2019. There is a current crisis of confidence in our democracy and

“What can Islam Teach Us About the Separation of Church and State?” by Shlomo C. Pill

Alhambra/ Jebulon on Wikimedia/ CCO The First Amendment is designed, in part to prevent – or at least severely limit the degree to which religion can be directly expressed through law and policy and the extent to which law can be used to define and control religious belief and practice.  Nevertheless, some religious groups often seek

“Muslim Americans and Citizenship: Between the Ummah and the USA” by Saeed A. Khan

Can an individual truly be a citizen of a nation and simultaneously a global citizen? For the 1.8 million Muslims of the world, and especially the estimated 4 million in the United States, the question is deeper than simple political allegiance; it goes to the core of belonging and self-perception. Citizenship, whether as a political