Q&A: Faith Healing and the Law
Two of government's obligations - enforcing child welfare laws and
protecting freedom of religious expression - can clash when a parent
chooses to rely on spiritual healing practices instead
of standard medical care to treat a child's illness. Indeed, courts in
Wisconsin and Oregon recently decided two cases involving faith healing
that resulted in the death of a child. In a new Pew Forum Q&A, church-state scholar Robert W.
Tuttle explores the legal issues that courts must consider in such
cases. Go to the Q&A »
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Camelot Catholicism: The Once and Future Church?
In an essay on the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy, Politics Daily columnist David Gibson cites findings from the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey in his discussion of generational differences among Catholics.
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