Here’s a rundown of key actions we’re taking to spearhead the national effort for religious freedom during the current COVID crisis.
The viral outbreak hasn’t just forced us to confront a very real threat to our physical health. We’ve also had to deal with underlying threats that could cause serious damage to our political, economic and constitutional health. This crisis clearly shows us there are ongoing and underlying dangers to our freedoms, especially religious liberty.
Right now, many sectors of our country are at a standstill. Yet, even in this season, the fight for religious freedom never ceases. At this critical point for our country, we want to encourage you by letting you know: God is moving in incredible ways. This special feature recaps how First Liberty has achieved incredible victories for religious freedom over the past several weeks.
In this unprecedented health crisis, we urgently need cooperation between church and state in order for our nation to remain strong, unified and to overcome. Even still, our opponents continue to push for the separation—or the “social distancing”—between church and state. In this exclusive video, we’ll equip you to counter their arguments.
If you think there’s no possible way religious freedom violations could surge in the middle of a health crisis, think again! A scan of recent headlines shows there are some who want to seize this as an opportunity to strip away the rights and liberties of people of faith, churches and religious institutions.
We’re happy to announce that First Liberty will be co-sponsoring the James Wilson Institute’s 2020 Fellowship, held in Washington D.C. each August. This important, week-long program will help equip and empower young lawyers to understand the first principles underlying the law, including the law of religious liberty. For those interested in becoming a JWI Fellow, please note applications are due by April 22.