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National Religious Freedom Day

On 16th January, people in the United States commemorate that the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was signed in 1786. This statute became the basis for the First Amendment of the US Constitution. It's a day to celebrate all faiths and the freedom to practice your religion without fear of harassment, being arrested, or being killed.

While this is a commemoration celebrated in America, everyone around the world can use this day to learn about other religious beliefs and reflect on their own faith. Take time out to get informed about freedom of religion in your own country.

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Get Your National Religious Freedom Day History Right

The first historic steps towards making National Religious Freedom Day an annual celebration of all faiths were the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom signed in 1786 and an official proclamation in 1993. In 1998 the cause finally got international recognition with the signing of the International Religious Freedom Act.

Despite the fact that religious freedom rights have been declared internationally for everyone in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, there are still several countries that don't grant religious freedom protections to their people to this day. Speaking up about religious discrimination and advocating for fundamental freedoms like practicing your faith without fear is crucial to taking us all into a better future where no one has to fear persecution because of religious worship.

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Never Stop Learning about Religious Communities

It's important to be aware of all kinds of beliefs and religious minorities to gain a broader understanding of the world and fellow human beings. Find out if you can attend any events like religious freedom debates at a cultural center or talks to bridge any knowledge gaps around ethnic minority communities. There might be ongoing community development projects in your area that you don't know about yet. Staying informed and having an open mind about religious diversity can only be beneficial to you and the people around you.