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About 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.

Resources

 

 

 
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Presidential Proclamations 

Religious Freedom Day Proclamations by the Presidents of the United States

Trump

2018

Obama

2017 20162015201420132012 2011 2010

Bush

20092008200720062005200420032002

Clinton

200120001999199819971996 • 1995* • 1994

Bush

1993


*No record of a Religious Freedom Day proclamation in 1995 could be found

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Watch how one school district addressed Religious Freedom Day

Ask your schools to show the video in each class as part of morning announcements.

 

 

 
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