The Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum 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.


A world committed to religious freedom as an inalienable right for all people.


The mission of the Religious Freedom Center is twofold: to educate the public about the history, meaning, and significance of religious freedom and to promote dialogue and understanding among people of all religions and none.


The Religious Freedom Center carries out its mission through five initiatives:

  1. promoting civil dialogue,
  2. engaging the public,
  3. equipping schools,
  4. educating leaders and
  5. publishing religious liberty scholarship.