The martyrdom of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, in 1170 is a landmark in English history. During the Middle Ages, until it was destroyed by agents of Henry VIII, his tomb was one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Europe. In an eerie foreshadowing of today’s cancel culture, in 1538 the Tudor king ordered […]
Category: religious freedom
Religious freedom is a fundamental human right. However, everywhere it is under attack — in authoritarian regimes like China or Myanmar, in regions threatened by Islamic terrorism like Pakistan or Nigeria, and in Western countries which want religion to be shut away in a closet.