• People of Faith Video
  • Religious Freedom Award
  • View 2013 Conference Panels

News & Commentary: visit religiousfreedomnews.org

ARFP Condemns Anti-Semitic Attack Against Kansas City Jewish Community

April 14. 2014

The American Religious Freedom Program is outraged by the anti-Semitic shooting and murders at two Jewish community centers outside Kansas City yesterday and expresses deepest sympathy for the victims, their families, and the members of the American Jewish community.  Read more>>

Jewish Man Attacked in Paris, Swastika Drawn on Chest

March 27. 2014

By: The Algemeiner Journal

A Jewish man was attacked in Paris after leaving a kosher restaurant on March 20.  Assailants beat him, called him “dirty Jew,” and drew a swastika on his chest.  Read more>>

Man Sentenced to 249 Years for 1991 Temple Slaying

March 14. 2014

By: Associated Press

An Arizona man convicted of killing nine devout Buddhists – six monks, one nun, and two acolytes – at the Wat Promkunaram Buddhist temple in Phoenix in 1991 has only now been sentenced to 249 years in prison.  Read more>>

18 State Religious Freedom Caucuses

Over 200 legislators in 18 states have formed bipartisan religious freedom caucuses across the nation.


18 RF caucuses

Media Contacts

Chandler Epp

Read More

President Washington on Religious Freedom

Click the images below to view some of the key documents from George Washington's views on religious freedoms:

Thanksgiving Day Proclamation (1789) 

Thanksgiving Day Proclamation


Letter to Newport (R.I.) Synagogue (1790) 

Newport RI

Farewell Address to the American People (1796)

Farewell Address 


Search Web Site

The American Religious Freedom Program is sponsored by the Ethics and Public Policy Center

eResources, LLC