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6 Facts Every Student and Teacher Should Know About Religious Freedom and the Holidays

When is the best time to tell kids the truth about Santa? While the answer to that question is debatable, there should be no debate that public school children—as well as their parents, teachers, and school officials—need to separate fact from fiction regarding legal rights surrounding Christmas in schools. December 8, 2016

Popular mythology holds that there can be no intersection between Christmas and public schools due to the so-called “separation of church and state.” But this is wrong. When it comes to the holidays and religious freedom in public school, there are six facts attorneys at First Liberty Institute want students,


On Pearl Harbor Day, First Liberty Fights to Save Veterans Memorial

Humanists tell federal court to remove historic memorial in the shape of a cross December 8, 2016

At the corner of Bladensburg Road and Defense Highway in Bladensburg, Maryland, stands a reminder. A large memorial in the shape of a cross bears the names of 49 men of Prince George’s County, Maryland, who gave their lives pushing back the rise of tyranny in the conflict of World


National Motto “In God We Trust” Can Stay on U.S. Currency

First Liberty represented The American Legion as a friend-of-the-court in victory for National Motto December 2, 2016

Our National Motto, “In God We Trust,” survived another attempt to ban it from its traditional use by the government. On Wednesday, November 30, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio dismissed a lawsuit against the federal government demanding the removal of the National Motto, “In God


Breaking Through the Apathy: First Liberty’s Newest Millennial Initiative is a Success

This November, First Liberty Institute launched its first ever Fellowship dedicated to educating Millennials on America’s first freedom, and teaching them how to be advocates on their campuses. Here’s one fellow’s take. December 2, 2016

By Christine Roe First Liberty Institute launched its first ever First Liberty Fellowship in Washington, D.C. As one of the six Fellows, I had the opportunity to spend four days in the nation’s capitol learning more about religious liberty and our nation’s founding. As an intern for First Liberty Institute this summer


5 Ways President Trump Can Advance Religious Freedom

by Kelly Shackelford November 22, 2016

During his campaign, candidate Donald Trump spoke out against the disturbing growth of government hostility to religion. Now President-elect Trump has assembled a transition team who can prepare a new administration with the potential to curb much of that hostility. But on January 20, when President Trump concludes the oath


Pilgrims, Patrick Henry . . . and You

Today we walk in the footsteps of pilgrims and patriots from the past—and in the presence of heroes in the here-and-now. November 22, 2016

“Give me liberty or give me death!” was the challenge issued by founder Patrick Henry to his fellow Virginians at the dawn of the American Revolution. But in that phrase he spoke for Americans of all eras and all regions—from the Pilgrims of 1620’s New England to our day, in