National Religious Freedom Day - 2022-01-16
What is National Religious Freedom Day?
Thomas Jefferson's 1786 statute became the basis for Fisher Ames' establishment clause in the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”The First Freedom Center in Richmond, Virginia, commemorates this day by holding an annual celebration. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the fundamental freedom to openly practice one’s faith without fear of being harassed, jailed, or killed.
When is National Religious Freedom Day?
National Religious Freedom Day is celebrated every year on January 16th !
History of National Religious Freedom Day
In the United States, January 16 is a federal holiday to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786.
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