2014年2月25日火曜日

American Constitution and Religion

Today's lecture was really interesting. Although I might not understand all of the vocabulary of the law. In the United States, freedom of religious exercise is protected by the Constitution. We discussed some particular cases concerning American flag inside/outside church, offering prayer in city council, and commercial services/sales to GLBT community - Right to refuse on free exercises gods.

I was interested in how the Supreme Court define "religion." They regard "sincerity" as the important fact and how the Americans think seriously about religious freedom and equality.


Religious Sincerity and Equality. That idea still the Japanese may have to learn, I think.

This lecture was special opportunity to think about the relationship between theology and the Constitution. I should study our Japan's Constitution with theological reflection, too.

I just want to introduce this woman today (because I'm sleepy.).

Beate Sirota Gordon who was the only woman worked for making the Japan's Constitution.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beate_Sirota_Gordon

Beate Sirota Gordon, interpreter of Japan to Americans, died on December 30th, aged 89, Jan 12th 2013

http://www.economist.com/news/obituary/21569350-beate-sirota-gordon-interpreter-japan-americans-died-december-30th-aged-89-beate

About Beate Sirota Gordon
http://thegiftfrombeate.wordpress.com/aboutbeate-sirota-gordon/

Beate Gordon, Long-Unsung Heroine of Japanese Women’s Rights, Dies at 89
By MARGALIT FOX
Published: January 1, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/02/world/asia/beate-gordon-feminist-heroine-in-japan-dies-at-89.html?_r=0


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