Religion’s Vital Place in Society: Part 5 in a Series on Religious Freedom

by | Apr. 11, 2012

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This is part 5 in a series of articles on religious freedom. For the series introduction, see “Religious Freedom Series, Part 1: An Introduction to Religious Freedom.” See also part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 6.

Religion is vital to democracy

“[We] have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.” — John Adams

Religious instruction and belief remain today the lifeblood of society’s moral ethos. Not only does religion teach virtue, it catalyzes moral action. As such, religion plays an essential societal role warranting special consideration.

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