2023 Student Contest Winners

At Americans United, we envision a nation where we are all free to believe or not believe as we choose, where our laws don’t allow anyone to use their beliefs to harm others, and where we can come together as equals to build a stronger democracy.

In this year’s Student Contest, we asked high school and college students to submit a piece of original writing or an original video to express their vision for church-state separation.

What would happen if we secured separation of church and state in the United States, and all people were able to live as themselves and believe as they choose?

Here are the winning high school submissions

Here are the winning college submissions

Congress needs to hear from you!

Urge your legislators to co-sponsor the Do No Harm Act today.

The Do No Harm Act will help ensure that our laws are a shield to protect religious freedom and not used as a sword to harm others by undermining civil rights laws and denying access to health care.

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