National Religious Freedom Day - Ep16


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Ep16 - National Religious Freedom Day - Show Notes Today’s featured holiday is, National Religious Freedom Day. The roots of RelIgious Freedom Day extend back to January 16, 1786, when the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was signed into law. The statute was introduced by Thomas Jefferson. This Virginia law was the model for the Establishment Clause of the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution, that clause reads, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…" Beginning in 1993, January 16th is National Religious Freedom Day by presidential proclamation. How can we celebrate this day? I suggest talking with your children or grandchildren about the importance of religious freedom and why it’s vital that every religion be accepted and the people who practice religions other than our own be allowed to do so in peace without criticism. If you choose to comment on social media, use the hash tag #ReligiousFreedomDay. If you have thoughts related to religious freedom and what we can do to create a more tolerant world, I would love to hear them Email them to me at and I’ll post them on our web site or talk about them in a future podcast episode. If you enjoyed today's show, share this episode with friends and family and on your social media. They’ll thank you for the gift. Tune into tomorrow’s show to learn all about “National Bootleggers Day”. I will definitely drink to that! To ensure you never miss an episode, visit our website at and select the “Subscribe” tab. You can subscribe using your Apple IOS device, your Android device, or through email. This is your host, Stephen Carter, reminding you, this day is special, and so are you. Have fun, smile, and enjoy your special day.

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