American Charter of Freedom of Religion and Conscience

Title: American Charter of Freedom of Religion and Conscience

Authors: American Charter

About: The American Charter is a contemporary restatement of the first principles underlying America’s long-standing commitment to robust protections for freedom of religion and conscience. It is grounded in the commitments to fundamental human rights found in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and in Article 18 of the United Nations’ 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The American Charter was drafted in collaboration with scholars, experts, and key representatives of diverse religious and nonreligious constituencies across the political and ideological spectrum. Their aim was to revive Americans’ understanding of and commitment to freedom of religion and conscience as a universal and inviolable right for people of all faiths and ultimate beliefs.

Publication Date: November 2018

Recommended Citation: “American Charter of Freedom of Religion and Conscience.” Religious Freedom Institute, November 2018.