13 Jan Celebrate “Religious Freedom Day” this Sunday
Since 1993, January 16 has been designated as “Religious Freedom Day” in the U.S. “It was the genius of America’s forefathers to protect our freedom of religion, including the freedom to practice none at all,” reads last year’s Presidential Proclamation commemorating this First Amendment right. There is much confusion and debate surrounding “freedom of religion” – what it is and what it isn’t. This is particularly true of our schools.
The non-profit “Gateways to Better Education,” in partnership with Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), has created educational materials that will aid both students and parents as they confront issues in their schools. Their pamphlet “Free to Speak” outlines your rights in regard to clubs centered on religion, prayer at school, expressing your beliefs in class and in homework assignments, religious study during school hours, etc. Alliance Defense Fund also has a program where they will send a letter directly to your school district to help educate administrators on this topic.
Take this opportunity to learn how to promote religious expression in your schools and community. This Sunday, don’t miss this chance to celebrate and teach your children some of the basic tenets of religious freedom.
Go here to see more information on “Gateways to Better Education” program to promote religious freedom.