How Much Do YOU Value Religious Freedom?

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One of the greatest benefits of permanent residency in the United States is part of the very foundation of the colonization of the country: religious freedom. Ever since the beginning of the United States religious freedom has been written into the culture and government of America and it persists today. The first amendment of the constitution specifically states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” This phrase means that in the United States you can practice any religion you care to or none at all.

You can see this clause in dynamic display within the various enclaves of accepted religions in the United States.

America happens to be the home of several distinct religions that are now worldwide. Quakers are largely an American institution and their promotion of peace and equality throughout the world won them a Nobel Peace Prize in the 1940s. The official name for the religion is the Society of Friends, a kindly name if there ever was one!

The American West became the home of one of the fastest growing religions in the world. The Latter Day Saint settlers of the state currently known as Utah originally wanted to call it Deseret because it was their version of the Promised Land. It is also the reason that the national park in the south is called Zion.

Another peculiar religious community is the technophobic and reclusive Amish in Ohio and Pennsylvania. A peaceful and agrarian society they are often identified by their simple black and white clothing, long hair and beards and use of horse buggies on rural roads.

Dearborn, Michigan, is a town important to the American automobile industry and is also home to the largest percentage of Arab-Americans per capita in the United States. This city is has a very large concentration of Muslim believers.

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