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We write as an informal and diverse group of religious leaders, theologians, lay practitioners and community servants. We believe the doctrines of our respective faiths require something of us beyond the walls of our churches, synagogues, temples, and other places of worship. Those convictions manifest themselves through our daily interactions among family, neighbors, strangers and institutions. 

Standing Together for Religious Freedom
An Open Letter to All Americans, July 2, 2013

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Religious Liberty

 

Pope FrancisPope Francis has observed that "religion [cannot] be relegated to the inner sanctum of personal life, without influence on societal and national life." Evangelii Gaudium, no. 183. In insisting that our liberties as Americans be respected, Pope Benedict XVI said that this work belongs to "an engaged, articulate and well-formed Catholic laity endowed with a strong critical sense vis-à-vis the dominant culture." Therefore, catechesis on religious liberty is not the work of priests alone. If religious liberty is not properly understood, all people suffer and are deprived of the essential contribution to the common good, be it in education, health care, feeding the hungry, civil rights, and social services that individuals make every day, both here at home and overseas.

Faith Communities Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) Letter to Congress
June 30, 2014

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, President of the USCCB, Dr. Russell D. Moore, President of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Rabbi Leonard Matanky, President, The Rabbinical Council of America, and other prominent religious leaders join together in a letter to protect the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993.

Signed Letter    |  New York Post op-ed


USCCB President, Diverse Religious Leaders Come Together To Urge Congress To Protect Religious Freedom Restoration Act

July 1, 2014, USCCB News Release
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