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By Kelly Shackelford, President & CEO | Everywhere I go, I’m asked about the state of the nation, religious freedom, and where we are headed.Read More
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Religious liberty is the first right mentioned in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
According to the Non-Profit Times, three of the top five charities in America are religiously affiliated (YMCA, Catholic Charities, and the Salvation Army).
Seventy-seven percent of American adults identify as religious, according to the Pew Research Center.
Over 88.2 million (36 percent) adults attend religious services at least once a week.
In the 2011-12 school year, religious elementary and secondary schools educated over 4 million students.
George Washington called religious liberty one of Americans’ “choicest” blessings and rights in 1789.
In 1792, James Madison said, “conscience is the most sacred of all property.”
Between 2011 and 2015, attacks on religious freedom in America tripled. (Documented in First Liberty’s annual survey, Undeniable: Survey of Hostility to Religion in America)