The Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute is a nonpartisan national initiative focused on educating the public about the religious liberty principles of the First Amendment.

Reorganized in 2010 to expand on religious liberty initiatives begun by the First Amendment Center in 1994, the Religious Freedom Center has sponsored numerous public programs at the Newseum, developed partnerships with national and international organizations, and convened a broad range of religious and civil liberties groups.

 

Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision

We educate the public about religious freedom and promote dialogue and understanding among people of all religions and none.

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Framework

Framework

We are guided by the “3Rs” of religious freedom, as articulated in the Williamsburg Charter—Rights, Responsibilities, Respect.

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Initiatives

Initiatives

The center promotes civil dialogue, engages the public, equips schools, educates leaders and publishes religious liberty resources.

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Campus

Campus

Located in the heart of Washington D.C., the Religious Freedom Center holds its onsite classes, conferences and events at the Newseum.

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Institute

Institute

The Newseum Institute serves as a forum for First Amendment study, exploration and education promoted through diverse programs, such as the initiatives here at the Religious Freedom Center.

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Religious Liberty

Religious Liberty

The Religious Freedom Center convenes the Committee on Religious Liberty, comprised of religious and civil liberties leaders from a broad spectrum of religious and ideological perspectives.

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