Andy Crouch, speaking at QIdeas in Nashville (April 24, 2015):

All of us have been very young.

Most of us will be very old.

Almost all of us at some point will be frail.

And in those moments of our lives, we will desperately hope we live in a society that is characterized by the pursuit of the common good.

Crouch’s argument is that “If you care about the flourishing of persons—especially the vulnerable in community—you will care about freedom of religion.”

Religious freedom, Crouch argued, “is not easy, it is not natural for human societies, and that is why it never flourishes unless it is actively protected.”

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