- One of the most important women in religious freedom history is Anne Hutchinson. In 1634, Hutchinson illuminated what it meant to be a rebel by partaking in a religious conflict in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
- Many young people share Walker's spirit of activism. Their willingness to stand up against discrimination highlights how the future of religious freedom is in good hands. It’s also why we collect stories from youth activists annually.
- Opposition is growing since the Georgia Senate passed SB 375, a harmful bill that would allow government-funded adoption and foster care agencies to use religion to discriminate against kids in their care and prospective parents.
- Americans United joined allies in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to ensure that misleading “crisis pregnancy centers” in California can’t use religiously motivated, deceptive tactics to trick women into believing they’re receiving comprehensive medical care.
- During a webinar hosted by Americans United, chapter members said building coalitions with other groups is key to fighting private school vouchers in the states.
Rachel K. Laser, Americans United’s new executive director, has hit the ground running. Her first week was a bit of a whirlwind – and it’s just the beginning.
- State legislators are proposing bills that would require the words "In God We Trust" to be displayed in public schools. These bills aren't about the national motto; they are intended to encourage children to believe in God.
- His legacy to fight for the rights of African-Americans to practice their faith in the same way that whites did lives on today, as his church is now a worldwide denomination, while the importance of the black church throughout American history continued to be immense after his era.