We believe in the unique American principle of separation of church and
state and the philosophy of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison that gave
birth to this tradition.
We believe that federal and state governments should be religiously neutral,
guaranteeing equal freedom to the religious and the non-religious.
We believe in the free and religiously neutral system of public
education which protects the integrity of science and free inquiry and
also provides for moral instruction to foster respect for the rights and
dignity of all persons in our society.
We believe in the free exercise of conscience and religion, restraining
persons from such exercise only when they harm others or the public welfare.
We oppose any effort to place any ethnic, racial, religious, sex or age
limitation on the enjoyment of rights or equal treatment.
In a world where many voices of extremism seek to subvert freedom, we
need to be voices of reason and to rally to its support.