Religious Freedom Day
Each year, the President declares January 16th to be Religious Freedom Day, and calls upon Americans to "observe this day through appropriate events and activities in homes, schools, and places of worship." The day is the anniversary of the passage, in 1786, of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom. We encourage schools to recognize Religious Freedom Day during the school week leading up to January 16.


The goal of ReligiousFreedomDay.com is to promote and protect students' religious expression rights by informing educators, parents, and students about these liberties.



RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY GUIDEBOOK


The guide to commemorating the day in your classroom, school, and home.

 

CLICK HERE to download.

The new guidebook contains:

An explanation of Religious Freedom Day

Suggestions for how to commemorate the day

Presidential proclamations, past and present

The complete text of Thomas Jefferson's
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

An easy-to-read paraphrase of the Virginia Statute

A summary of the U.S. Department of Education's guidelines on students' religious liberties


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