Charles C. Haynes




Stories by Charles C. Haynes
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On ‘Thanksgivukkah,’ give thanks for religious freedom

Both Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are rooted in stories about the struggle for religious freedom.

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75 years after Kristallnacht, anti-Semitism still haunts

Americans have long needed a wake-up call about pernicious anti-Semitism that still poisons our society – and last week we … Continued

Is it time to dial back Halloween in schools?

Principal Orlando Taylor believed he was doing the right thing last week when he sent a letter home announcing to … Continued

American idol: God does belong in public schools, if a student wants him there

(istockphoto) If you ask a class of 5th graders to write about someone they “look up to,” don’t be shocked … Continued

Back to school, putting a face to another’s faith

(istockphoto) No quick fix diplomatic or military will dissolve the centuries of distrust and rivalry that fuel the sectarian conflict … Continued

Kansas school surrenders to ignorance, removes Islam display

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque during the annual hajj or pilgrimage in the holy … Continued

Dispelling the myth of a ‘Christian nation’

(Brandon Thibodeaux — GETTY IMAGES) Culture warriors, pseudo historians and opportunistic politicians have spent the last several decades peddling the … Continued

For most Americans, gay equality trumps religious objections

Same-sex marriage supporter Vin Testa of the District waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court.Bill O’Leary / … Continued

Democracy minus freedom equals tyranny

Opponents of Morsi pray in Tahrir Square in Cairo. Anti-Morsi protesters have set up camp in the square, the site … Continued

With prayer case, the Supreme Court goes to the heart of the First Amendment matter

When the U.S. Supreme Court declared legislative prayers constitutional 30 years ago, the justices sent a convoluted message to legislatures, … Continued