My friends at the Religious Freedom Project (at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs) have started a wonderful new blog, apparently the first ever devoted entirely to issues of religious freedom. Called Cornerstone, the blog prominently features leading pieces on particular subjects to which responses are then posted. So, for instance, the latest round features a lead-off piece by Notre Dame law professor (and Bench Memos friend) Richard Garnett, “Religious Freedom in Early America: Complicating the Common Narrative,” and in the coming days various commissioned responses to Rick will be posted. Last week Baylor University’s Thomas Kidd led off with “The American Founding: Understanding the Connection between Religious and Civil Liberties,” and I was one of the respondents, along with Mark Noll, Marci Hamilton, and John Fea. The week before that was a symposium on “Religious Freedom on the College Campus,” with contributions by students and teachers Kevin Sullivan, Gwen Brown, Viet Phuong Dao, Grant Jones, Aamir Hussain, and Kelly Thomas. You get the idea. With short, smart pieces by expert contributors, accessible but never shallow, Cornerstone is a destination to keep returning to for the best insights into religious freedom issues today.