Effort Begins to Improve Religious Liberty

A national initiative to form religious freedom caucuses in all 50 states kicked off this week with the launch of an effort led by key lawmakers in nine states. The initiative is sponsored by the American Religious Freedom Project of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, whose mission is described as “fighting the trend to delegitimize religious expression in public life, defending American’s ability to live out their religious beliefs beyond the walls of their houses of worship.”

The state religious freedom caucuses are “composed of lawmakers in prominent leadership positions” in nine states. The caucuses “will help legislators set state-specific agendas for strengthening religious liberties and formulate religious freedom policy based on input from each state’s diverse faith communities.”