Religious Freedom Under Threat?

Member Discrimination, Freedom of Religion, Social Justice, The Monastery

The First Amendment guarantees that all Americans have religious freedoms by law. They are free to practice and free to abstain from religion. The United States was founded on principles of freedom of expression and originated as a melting pot of different religious beliefs, races, and cultures. Religiously persecuted Europeans sought to escape punishment for their beliefs and practices that …

Lessons From Seattle’s Past

Member Discrimination, Social Justice, The Monastery

What lessons can we learn from the group formed during the 80’s called Parents in Arms? Parents In Arms claimed to be an organization that sought to improve the welfare of runaway teens. Although, one might think their actions were not very concerned with runaway teens, but instead about enforcing their religious, racial, and homophobic fears. Let’s start with their positions on …