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First Liberty Fellowship Mission Statement
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First Liberty Fellowship is an exclusive leadership program from First Liberty Institute, the nation’s largest organization dedicated solely to defending religious liberty for all Americans.
Throughout the course of the First Liberty Fellowship, you will be educated regarding the philosophical, historical, cultural, socio-economical, and legal foundations of religious liberty.
You will receive exposure to life-changing information by examining primary sources, hearing lectures from cultural, legal and media experts, and taking fieldtrips to places central to America’s past, present, and future.
You will receive hands-on experience applying your newfound knowledge to your chosen field of study through a competitive response project that could be published on a national, professional level via First Liberty Institute.
Most importantly, you will graduate from the First Liberty Fellowship excited about promoting religious liberty for all Americans now and for future generations.
First Liberty Institute’s goal is simple: to restore religious freedom for all Americans.
First Liberty Institute recognizes that true religious freedom means recognizing the human right of every individual to follow their conscience in all areas of life – regardless of their age, race, gender, economic status or faith.
But years of data reveal widespread misinformation about and even hostility toward religious freedom in America, resulting in multiple victims of religious discrimination every year. And unfortunately, statistics show that both misinformation and hostility are growing.
In order to secure true religious liberty for future generations, it’s vital that Americans become educated about their right and active in protecting it now.
Through the First Liberty Fellowship, you’ll gain powerful connections, valuable experience, and relevant training that will equip and inspire you to advocate religious freedom among your peers and on your chosen career path.
There’s never been a better time to make sure you understand what religious freedom is, why it matters, and how you can defend it. Apply for the First Liberty Fellowship today.
The First Liberty Fellowship is open to anyone who is in college, graduate school, or working professionals between the ages of 20 and 30.
The application for the First Liberty Fellowship 2016 is currently closed. Please check our website after February 2017 for future events.
Required application items include:
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation
- Two-three writing samples
For questions regarding the application process, email Fellowship@FirstLiberty.org.
At the end of four dynamic days in Washington, D.C., you will be assigned a response project to be completed and turned in within seven weeks. This is a key component of your participation in the First Liberty Fellowship.
The response project is your opportunity to incorporate what you’ve learned with your existing talents and passions, creating an original piece related to your aspired career path that will provide hands-on experience, further display your skills and bolster your professional portfolio.
A select group of First Liberty staff, subject matter experts and outside advisors will carefully review each response project, selecting the best overall project and honoring its creator.
All submitted projects will be eligible for national-scale publication via First Liberty Institute, with the creator of the project properly recognized.
The mission of First Liberty Fellowship is to equip America’s young leaders to advocate religious freedom now and in the future. The Fellowship will equip fellows in four key ways:
- Education of the history behind religious freedom in America and the world.
- Exposure to significant places and people relating to religious freedom in the past and the present, all located in Washington, D.C.
- Experience using the fellow’s unique skills, interests and field of study to protect religious freedom.
- Excitement generated about First Liberty’s work protecting religious freedom for all, motivating fellows to become advocates for religious freedom among their own peers, in their chosen career path, and for future generations.