What is Religious Freedom?

Here at Project #adoptabench we believe that having freedom of religion is imperative for all. Religious Freedom means thinking and acting how we want, as well as have the ability to practice where we desire to.

Religious Freedom is a principle which supports individuals and communities in their rights to believe, think, and express devotions without restrictions or intervention from government.

Religious Freedom means having thinking, acting, and practicing liberties.

The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America establishes the rights of every person to practice any religion of their choice or no religion at all. It reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;” and this is extremely important. Historically, the reason many individuals fled to America in the first place was to escape repression from intense and extreme religious repression. The founding fathers of the U.S. who came from various religious backgrounds themselves knew how imperative it was to establish the separation of church and state and the protection of religious liberty.

The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment prohibits the government from establishing an official country religion and prohibits favoring particular religions over others.

Religious Freedom is extremely important for all people, yet is wearing away throughout the world. Let’s take a seat and have a conversation about what we each believe in. Every human matters. Defending our freedoms is crucial and now is the time to respectfully speak up. Let’s get together and #adoptabench.

 

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