Resources on Faith, Ethics and Public Life

Government and Public Affairs in the United States

In the United States, religion and faith have played many different but significant roles in the public domain throughout the nation’s history. The U.S. Constitution outlines the centrality of religious freedom and the role of the state in regard to religion, while many U.S. leaders, from George Washington to Barack Obama, have offered distinctive perspectives on religion and faith. This bilingual page provides resources concerning religion and public affairs in the United States, including information on legal documents and policies addressing religious issues, key quotes and remarks on religion by U.S. presidents, and major U.S.-based faith-based organizations that provide social services and advance development.
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