Families, Schools, and Religious Freedom
By: Helen M. Alvaré
Published: June 22, 2023 | Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal
Old and New Testament scriptures persistently point to human beings’ ordinary romantic and family and familial relationships and experiences as pathways for glimpsing foundational religious beliefs – beliefs about the identity of God, His love for humanity, and how human beings are to love Him and one another. These relationships are likely even irreplaceable means of penetrating aspects of these beliefs which might otherwise seem impossible or irrational such as the trinitarian nature of God, Jesus’s incarnation, the harmony of freedom and authority, radical human equality alongside diversity, the necessity to love every human being, and difference as the ground of unity.