Religious freedom is our first American freedom. It is a founding principle of our country, protected by the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights. It’s a fundamental human right, rooted in the dignity of every human person—people of any faith or no faith at all. It’s not a Catholic, Jewish, Orthodox, Mormon or Muslim issue—it’s an American issue, a civil rights issue.
Today, religious freedom is under threat throughout the United States—at all levels of government, federal, state, local—and abroad. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging Catholics to take action in defense of religious freedom. Please see below to find out how you can get involved.
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www.FirstAmericanFreedom.com - An Initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Learn - Religious Freedom and You - Theats to Religious Freedom - Where We Stand
Pray - A Catholic Prayer for Religious Freedom
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Additional Resources on Conscience Protection/Religious Freedom
The following resources are available for use in a wide variety of settings, including universities and schools, associations, parishes, RCIA programs, and families.
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