Additional Resources on Religion and Freedom

Civic Dilemmas: Religion, Migration and Belonging

A Convenient Hatred: the History of Antisemitism

Holocaust and Human Behavior

Interested in learning more about issues of religion in America and issues of faith, identity, and belonging? Check out these additional resources from other organizations.

More on Washington and the Newport Letters

Teaching Tolerance

Facing History's Adam Strom, Chief Officer for Content and Innovation, co-wrote with Darlene Koenig an article about the letter exchange, titled Give Bigotry No Sanction.

National Museum of American Jewish History - Special Exhibition and Interactive Tour of Letters

To Bigotry No Sanction: George Washington and Religious Freedom explores faith and freedom in early America and features the historic correspondence between the nation's first president and the Jewish community of Newport, Rhode Island.

George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom

The George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom (GWIRF) is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting open, respectful discussion about religious liberty and the separation of church and state, and exploring the modern ramifications of these concepts.


More on Religion in American History

God in America - PBS

God In America is a six part series that goes inside the tumultuous 400-year history of the intersection of religion and public life in America. Primary documents including classic sermons and speeches, timeline of faith in America, video interviews with leading historians, and much more.

Library of Congress - Religion and the Founding of the American Republic

Comprehensive resource with links and images of many founding documents in the history of religion from pre-colonial days to the Revolution, including laws, declarations, letters, and historic images.

Divining America: Religion in American History

This collection of scholarly essays at the National Humanities Center broadens the history of US religion to include the Jewish, Catholic, African American, Mormon experiences, and many others.

Loeb Touro Visitors Center, Newport Rhode Island - Online Exhibits on Religious Liberty

Introduction to key moments in the evolution of American religious liberty, the separation of church and state, the early American Jewish community, and the unique history of Rhode Island in establishing freedom of religion.

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