Powerful Proclamation: The Flushing Remonstrance Is An Eloquent Plea For Religious Freedom. Why Don’t More Americans Know About It?

Rob Boston

In 1656, just one year before the Remonstrance was issued, a man named Robert Hodgson publicly preached Quaker doctrines in New Netherland. He was arrested, tried and sentenced to two years of hard labor in a quarry after a trial conducted in Dutch, a language Hodgson didn’t speak.

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Americans United & the National Women’s Law Center file suit to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans.

Abortion bans violate the separation of church and state. Americans United and the National Women’s Law Center—the leading experts in religious freedom and gender justice—have joined forces with thirteen clergy from six faith traditions to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans as unconstitutionally imposing one narrow religious doctrine on everyone.

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