Freedom of Religion (U.S. Department of Education, Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships)

The mission of the U.S. Department of Education’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships is to connect faith-based and community-based organizations with the work of the Department. As President Joseph R. Biden said in Executive Order 14015 to establish the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships:

“The American people are key drivers of fundamental change in our country, and few institutions are closer to the people than our faith-based and other community organizations. It is important that the Federal Government strengthen the ability of such organizations and other nonprofit providers in our communities to deliver services effectively in partnership with Federal, State, and local governments and with other private organizations, while preserving our fundamental constitutional commitments guaranteeing the equal protection of the laws and the free exercise of religion and forbidding the establishment of religion.”

Students of all faiths and none rely on this fundamental right to the freedom of religion. This page houses resources for students, families, educators, and communities on religious freedom, as well as related news and accomplishments by the Biden-Harris administration.

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