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Thomas Jefferson wanted to be remembered for three things, which he had carved on his gravestone : Here was buried Thomas Jefferson Author of the Declaration of American Independence of the ...
by Frederick Clarkson
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Feb 09, 2015 at 06:08 PM PST with 45 Recommends
Frederick Clarkson and others have been promoting Religious Freedom Day, which is always January 16; Friday the 16th this year. So we have been asking all of you to consider writing on religious ...
by elenacarlena
Comment Count 41 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 07:39 AM PST with 36 Recommends
Today is Religious Freedom Day! And there are ways to participate here at Daily Kos and on social media in this, the most important national Day that most of us have never heard of. If this is ...
by Frederick Clarkson
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 06:00 AM PST with 22 Recommends
What did Jefferson and 18th century evangelicals have in common? If you guessed separation of church and state, you can go to the head of the class. Historian John Ragosta's class anyway. Ragosta,
by Frederick Clarkson
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 06:54 PM PST with 44 Recommends
Two weeks ago, I wrote here about the most important national day most of us have never heard of: Religious Freedom Day. That post was also a call to action. What if we seized this day to think ...
by Frederick Clarkson
Comment Count 24 comments on Sat Jan 10, 2015 at 06:55 PM PST with 25 Recommends
One of our less well known national days is Religious Freedom Day, which commemorates the enactment of Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom . The Virginia Statute was written by Thomas Jefferson ...
by Frederick Clarkson
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Jan 12, 2014 at 01:00 PM PST with 30 Recommends
Last year I was honored to write a story for The Islamic Monthly , a magazine operated by American Muslim writers and scholars. I see that my piece is now online in a non-PDF form, and so I offer ...
by Frederick Clarkson
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 05:01 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
On this day, January 16th, we celebrate a day that lives in obscurity. Mostly. This is unfortunate, because it is a day that ought to be celebrated, certainly by all Americans but especially ...
by Frederick Clarkson
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 08:03 PM PST with 16 Recommends
President Barack Obama issued a Proclamation declaring January 16th Religious Freedom Day. ( PDF ) In it he ...
by Frederick Clarkson
Comment Count 145 comments on Sun Jan 17, 2010 at 10:40 PM PST with 65 Recommends