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LCMS provides religious freedom resource

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) recently launched “Religious Liberty: Free to Be Faithful,” an education and awareness campaign aimed at inspiring LCMS rostered members and laity to take informed action concerning the freedom of religion.
“We are committed to working to ensure that we remain free to practice the teachings of our faith and retain our rights of conscience,” said the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, LCMS president. “Freedom of religion extends beyond the practice of our faith in houses of worship. We must be free to put our faith into action in the public square and, in response to Christ’s call, demonstrate His mercy through our love and compassion for all people.”
The goals of the campaign are to provide clarity about the church’s role in matters of Christian citizenship and impress upon elected representatives the vital nature of protecting First Amendment rights for all religious organizations — not just houses of worship — so that they are free to operate according to their religious beliefs, according to Harrison.
For more information about the “Religious Liberty: Free to Be Faithful” campaign and to access resources, call 888/843-5267 or visit

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