Webinar: Founding Faith: The 1st Amendment & Religious Liberty

During the week of Passover, Easter, and Ramadan, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society continued its series on the U.S. Constitution with a webinar about the history and significance of the First Amendment and religious freedom. Joining us for this important discussion was Steven Waldman, the author of the national bestseller, “Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America.”

During this event, we discussed religion (and persecution) in colonial America from the Pilgrims through the passage of the Bill of Rights; the faiths of the Founding Fathers and their belief in religious freedom; and the original meaning of the First Amendment’s “free exercise” clause that is still debated today.

Whether you are a person of faith or not, this event will shed important light on how one of America’s most unique and important freedoms, continues to impact us today.

You can watch this one-hour program here.