Mission Statement

The National Committee for Religious Freedom is committed to restoring and protecting the Constitutional right of religious freedom for all Americans, their religious communities, and their faith-based institutions.  

As did our nation’s Founders, we understand the right of religious liberty to be a fundamental human right, rooted in human dignity, and a powerful source of both individual and social flourishing. Religious free exercise is a cornerstone of our constitutional democracy.

In guaranteeing the right of free exercise for everyone, the Founding generation intended to foster the full participation by all America’s diverse religious traditions in our public lives — as a source of public virtue; a limit on the authority of government; and a primary means of contributing to the public good.

This means that all Americans, individually and in community, possess the right to practice their beliefs not only in private, but to exercise their religious convictions in public, including in civil society, economic enterprise, and politics. Furthermore, our laws should vigorously protect this right.

Unfortunately, this precious and invaluable right is under relentless attack in America. The results are undermining the constitutional rights of our citizens, and threatening to do grave harm to our democratic system.

The National Committee for Religious Freedom will respond to these challenges by educating the electorate on the meaning and value of religious freedom for all persons, and by supporting political candidates at the local, state, and national levels who support free-exercise equality.

The National Committee is a non-partisan organization that will support any candidate from any political party who supports religious freedom, and oppose any candidate of any political party who does not.