Religious Freedom and Human Flourishing
IFWE SELECTS MARSHALL TO JOIN TEMPLETON PROJECT ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics (IFWE) is pleased to announce that Jennifer Marshall has been selected to join the “Moral Foundations of Freedom and Human Flourishing” book project, an IFWE initiative that is funded in part by the John Templeton Foundation. As one of thirteen contributing scholars, Marshall will provide a chapter to a book that will explore the biblical roots and history of religious freedom and how Christians can become more engaged in preserving it, not just for Christians but for people of all faiths. The book will also explore the relationship between religious freedom, economic freedom, and political freedom. It is scheduled for release in the fall of 2019 by Abilene Christian University Press.
Jennifer Marshall runs The Heritage Foundation’s Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity where she oversees research of a variety of issues that determine the strength and character of American society, including health, education, welfare, marriage, life, and religious liberty. She collaborates with Heritage colleagues to explore how moral values and civil society relate to issues such as limited government, a strong national economy, and foreign policy. Marshall holds a master’s degree in religion from Reformed Theological Seminary, a master’s degree in statecraft and world politics from the Washington-based Institute of World Politics, and a bachelor’s degree in French from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., where she also earned teacher’s certification. She is pursuing a doctoral degree in moral theology and ethics at the Catholic University of America.
Marshall’s contribution to the IFWE book on religious freedom will target the next generation through Christian colleges and universities, as well as current thought leaders and policy makers.
IFWE executive director Hugh Whelchel indicated that more educational material and marketing will be needed to help the IFWE project reach a larger audience of Christians in schools, churches, and in the marketplace. “Please keep this religious freedom project in prayer and consider joining us in this effort financially. Our prayer is that Christians would grasp the biblical roots of religious freedom and see how religious freedom is a prerequisite for human flourishing; where it doesn’t exist or is threatened, economic and political progress and freedoms have difficulty taking root.”
Please prayerfully consider making an end-of-year contribution toward the work of IFWE and this religious freedom project today.