Andy Crouch makes a compelling case for the role of religious freedom to enable human flourishing. Religious freedom, in fact, is essential for human flourishing. This is especially so in regards to the authenticating mark by which human flourishing should be measured: how society’s most vulnerable are treated.
And religious freedom is not, not, not reducible to freedom to worship privately or believe personally.
It is the freedom to engage publicly with the implications of those beliefs.
Christians should seek religious freedom for all our neighbours. We do this for a very good reason. We should seek such not because it’s easy – it is not – but because it is hard.
* from Q Ideas conference, April 2015.