On MLK Day We Celebrate Religious Freedom

January 16 is Religious Freedom Day, a day when we celebrate the right to practice religion freely, while for at least a while setting aside the controversy and debate that surrounds the ideal of religious freedom. It commemorates the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom adopted on January 16, 1786, which, according to President Barack Obama in his presidential proclamation on Religious Freedom Day last year, “formed a blueprint for what would become the basis for the protection of religious liberty enshrined in our constitution.”  Read more here.