OUR MISSION & VISION
OUR UNDERSTANDING OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Religious freedom is important for everyone, everywhere. Why? Because religion is important for everyone, everywhere. Human beings are innately religious. Our nature impels us to seek answers to profound questions about ultimate things. If we are not free to pursue those answers, and to live according to the truths we discover, we cannot live a fully human life. Read this article by Religious Freedom Institute (RFI) President Emeritus Tom Farr to learn more.
RFI is committed to achieving broad acceptance of religious liberty as a fundamental human right, a source of individual and social flourishing, the cornerstone of a successful society, and a driver of national and international security.
We accomplish this goal by convincing stakeholders in select regions of the world that religious freedom can help them achieve their own goals—political, economic, strategic, and religious. RFI Action Teams have a presence on the ground in each region to build coalitions and work toward making religious freedom a priority for governments, civil society, religious communities, businesses, and the general public.
RFI envisions a world that respects religion as an individual and social good, and that protects religious freedom as a fundamental human right, as well as an indispensable driver of democracy, social stability, civil liberty, economic prosperity, equality of women, and the defeat of violent extremism. Religious freedom encompasses the rights of individuals and communities to practice their beliefs in private and to exercise their religious convictions in public, including in civil society, economic enterprise, politics, and law.
Download our 2021-2022 Impact Report for a better look at RFI's work at home and abroad.
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