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date: 17 August 2019

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Many educators and school administrators receive little or no civic education about the history and significance of the religious liberty clauses of the First Amendment. As a result, many Americans are misled about the constitutional role of religion in public life, confused about the meaning of church–state separation, and uncertain about the limits of the free exercise of religion. This chapter details the broad consensus that has been made about the principles of rights, responsibility, and respect that flow from the religious liberty clauses of the First Amendment. This chapter argues that by applying this constitutional framework, educators and community stakeholders can forge a shared understanding of the place of religion in public life. They will be able to work together to sustain America’s bold experiment in living with our deepest differences.

Keywords: religious liberty, religious literacy, First Amendment, Free Exercise, Establishment Clause, Williamsburg Charter, public schools

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