DOJ to Increase Awareness of Religious Rights for Land Use and Prisoners

Will hold the first of many outreach events with informational materials.

The Department of Justice has announced that it will host a number of outreach events to educate Americans about their religious rights regarding land use and imprisonment. The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) was passed 23 years ago to prevent religious rights violations within those fields, and the department has prepared informational sessions and handout resources showing people how to identify and report those violations.

“In light of continued anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and other forms of religious discrimination, the Justice Department stands ready to use federal civil rights law to ensure that communities can use their property for worship and to freely engage in religious exercise,” said Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Kristen Clarke. “The anniversary of RLUIPA provides an opportunity to underscore our commitment to protecting religious rights and ensuring that people are able to freely use land to worship and practice their faith.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Assistant Attorney General Clarke to be led by God in her role in the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division.
  • For Justice Department officials as they seek to inform Americans of their religious rights.
  • That U.S. citizens realize the value of religious liberty and exercise their freedom to worship God.

Sources: Department of Justice


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