In an article titled, “Can Religious Liberty Be Saved? This Group Is Racing the Clock to Teach America’s First Freedom” and TV interview, Senior Washington Correspondent at CBN News Jennifer Wishon highlights RFI’s America’s First Freedom Curriculum (AFFC). The goal of AFFC, writes Wishon, “is to arm next-generation leaders with knowledge about the one freedom that protects conscience, allows Americans to live out their faith, and makes the nation stronger.”
Quoting David Trimble, RFI Vice President for Public Policy and Education, Wishon writes:
We want to provide a pathway that encourages [students] to be confident, understand religious freedom, to talk about it, and to live out their faith in the public square. That’s what our founders intended and yet what I’m finding at all levels of education is a fear, an insecurity of talking about religion, but it’s obvious from our First Amendment the founders were not fearful about talking about religion or about placing religious freedom at the core of our democracy. We need to be talking about it in our classrooms and yet we’re not.
Again, quoting Trimble:
There seems to be a woeful disregard of fundamental principles of democracy, of fundamental principles of truth, and the critical role that religion and religious freedom play in society. If we lose religious freedom at home, if it’s compromised at home, then we’re certainly going to lose it around the world.
Read the full article: “Can Religious Liberty Be Saved? This Group Is Racing the Clock to Teach America’s First Freedom.”