Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Religion Clause Is 7 Years Old Today!

Religion Clause is 7 years old today! To long-time readers, as well as to those who have discovered the blog more recently, thank you for your interest and loyalty. Increasingly readers are accessing Religion Clause through Twitter and Facebook. In total, Religion Clause has had over 1.2 million visits since 2005. Please continue to recommend the blog to colleagues and friends who may find it useful.

The impact of religion in the public, legal and political spheres has taken on new urgency in recent months. The importance of following parallel developments throughout the world has become increasingly clear. I continue to try to provide a wide spectrum of postings covering all aspects of church-state and religious liberty issues, across religious traditions.  Many who are professionally involved in these issues tell me that the blog has become a basic resource for following developments.

I have had approaches seeking to incorporate the blog into broader portals and websites.  After much consideration, I have continued to keep it independent so it can occupy a unique niche in the blogosphere.  In today's highly-politicized world of information, Religion Clause is committed to religiously and ideologically neutral reporting of legal and public policy developments surrounding religion.

My goal is to keep the posts reasonably short, but provide extensive links, particularly to primary source material. I welcome your e-mails on leads for blog posts. I also urge you to e-mail me with any corrections that are called for in postings-- accuracy is an important goal on Religion Clause and readers' input is invaluable in this regard. You can reach me at religionclause@gmail.com. I plan to maintain the same format for the blog in the upcoming year.  I welcome e-mails from all of you regarding Religion Clause and suggesting changes or different directions you would find useful or interesting. I hope you will all remain loyal readers over the coming year.