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
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.