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The Mosque Controversy

Friday, Aug. 20, 2010

Calling on the insights of founding father James Madison, the Center's director of Campus Ethics, David DeCosse, enters the mosque debate in this piece for the San Francisco Chronicle's Opinion Shop

Madison, DeCosse writes, "was keenly aware of the bloody, sectarian division that prompted so many of the faithful of minority religions to flee to America. But what could America do differently to create peace amid such pluralism in a way that the Old World could not? For Madison, the way to peace was not by restricting the right of religious freedom but by its strict observance."


Tags: religion and ethics