Those who were most responsible for the American experiment with democracy believed that religion should exist in a zone where both belief and practice were beyond political authority. This was a radical idea in the 18th century and it remains a radical idea today. The United Nations, and most of the world's nations, have embraced principles and passed legislation guaranteeing freedom of religion. Still, the realization of the fundamental right to believe and practice a religion of one's choice remains an illusive ideal.
The Religious Freedom Page is dedicated to exploring the idea of religious freedom in its fullest implications. Toward this end we have assembled many resources including historical documents, constitutions, laws, court decisions, information about religious freedom organizations, and a broad array of information pertinent to exploring religious freedom in every nation
If this is your first visit to this site we recommend that you explore the Site Index to familiarize yourself with the broad array of information available. We welcome you and invite you to explore the resources here assembled. We also welcome constructive criticism and suggestions of ways this site might be helpful to students of religious freedom.
Jeffrey K. Hadden