George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom

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Students discuss the letter

Like the Constitution, Bill of Rights and so much of what was written by those we know today as the ‘Founding Fathers,’ Washington’s Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport remains a relevant voice in our conversation about what it means to be free. Here you can explore a sample of how Washington’s Letter is being used in the 21st century to raise public awareness and promote discussion. We include links to news stories and discussions on the topic of religious freedom.

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