American Secularism: Jacques Berlinerblau

American Secularism: Jacques Berlinerblau

During the recent campaign season, the word Secularism became something of a taboo. Our guest today points out that the word itself was mentioned fewer than a dozen times. Jacques Berlinerblau claims that a secular government is what actually protects religious freedom, giving religious minorities the freedom to exist.

Jacques Berlinerblau is the author of How To Be Secular: A Call to Arms for Religious Freedom (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012). He is Associate Professor and Director of Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University. He has written about faith and values in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and The Chronicle for Higher Education.

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