When the government involves itself in religion, it threatens the independence, integrity, and prophetic voice of faith communities. We know that it’s better for both religion and government when we each choose freely to support religious institutionsーor not. In fact, the separation of church and state has allowed religious communities to thrive.
That’s why people of faith helped found Americans United and continue to play a leading role in the movement for church-state separation. Our Faith Advisory Council (FAC) and Faith Leaders United Network (FLU) believe that religion should lift up, protect, and serve. And they take action to ensure religion is never used as a license to harm others.