Charles C. Haynes
Freedom Forum First Amendment Center; Newseum
Senior Scholar, Freedom Forum First Amendment Center;Director of Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum
Charles C. Haynes is senior scholar at the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center and director of the Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Haynes is best known for his work on First Amendment conflicts in public schools. Over the past two decades, he has been the principal organizer and drafter of consensus guidelines on religious liberty in American schools, endorsed by a broad range of religious, civil liberties, and educational organizations. He is the author or co-author of six books, including First Freedoms: A Documentary History of First Amendment Rights in America and Finding Common Ground: A First Amendment Guide to Religion in Public Schools. His column, “Inside the First Amendment,” appears in more than 250 newspapers nationwide. Haynes holds a master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School and a doctorate from Emory University.
First Freedoms: A Documentary History of First Amendment Rights in America (with Sam Chaltain and Susan Glisson), Oxford University Press, 2006.
The First Amendment in Schools, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2003.
Finding Common Ground: A First Amendment Guide to Religion and Public Schools (with Oliver Thomas), First Amendment Center, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, and 2007.
Religion in American Public Life: Living With Our Deepest Differences, (with Azizah Y. al-Hibri and Jean Bethke Elshtain), W. W. Norton and Co., 2001.
Taking Religion Seriously Across the Curriculum (with Warren A. Nord), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1998.
Religion in American History: What to Teach and How, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1990.