WASHINGTON – Religious freedom, which many scholars say is the foundation of all other human rights, is under increasing attack in America. It leads a group in its quest to educate the nation’s students.
“As you know, if you look at the history of the United States, in the first 100 years there was not a single challenge to religious liberty at the Supreme Court level.” Freedom Institute.
Today, of course, religious freedom is a regular topic of discussion in the High Court. For the past few years, the Beckett Act has held an index of American attitudes toward this First Amendment protection.
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“Most Americans knew about free speech and it was popular, but less than half knew about First Amendment protected religious freedom. I think there is a real opportunity to educate,” Beckett explains. Dillinger Dick.
That’s where America’s first Freedom Curriculum comes in. The high school curriculum, produced by the Religious Freedom Institute, conforms to national social studies standards and consists of his five lessons written to complement classes in U.S. History, World Geography, and Political Science. It has been.
A version for junior high school students will be released this year, and plans for elementary school students are underway. The goal is to equip the next generation of leaders with a sense of conscience and knowledge of the only freedoms that Americans hold to their faith and make our country stronger.
“We want to provide a way for them to feel confident, to understand and talk about religious freedom, and to encourage them to practice their faith in public squares. However, it is clear from the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that the founders were not afraid to talk about religion or make religious freedom a core part of democracy. No,” says Trimble.
America’s founders put religious freedom at the top of the Bill of Rights. Countries that have strong protections for religious freedom are more peaceful, economically stable, and benefit all citizens.
Even if educational disparities existed, Beckett’s latest information shows that Americans have superior instincts in this area, which is generally good news for people of faith.
“Ultimately, religious freedom cannot be exercised fully and vigorously without some form of popular support, right?” explains Dick.
Americans supported religious expressions even when questioned about controversial issues.
“One of the questions was about a website designer who was asked to host a same-sex marriage website, which she declined because it was against her religious beliefs. I’ll ask some questions along those lines, but I’ll split the questions, for example 1/3 people are Jewish website designers, 1/3 are Christians, 1/3 are Muslims When asked if they were religious, we got pretty much the same response: 70% of people supported the website designer regardless of their religious beliefs.”
Still, Beckett’s index shows that Generation Z (Americans under the age of 26) is the least supported generation.
Only 46% of people are tolerant and respectful of different beliefs in God.
“The fundamental principles of democracy, the fundamental principles of truth, and the crucial role that religious and religious freedom play in society seem to be grossly ignored,” says Trimble solemnly.
“If we lose religious freedom at home and it is compromised at home, we will certainly lose it all over the world,” he continues.
Religious Freedom Institute is currently working to fully expand its curriculum to public, private and home schools across the country.