National Religious Freedom Day commemorates the Virginia General Assembly's adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom on January 16, 1786. The Virginia General Assembly is the legislative body of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson (April 13 1743 – July 4 1826 was the third President of the United States (1801–1809 the principal author of the Declaration of Independence The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was written in 1779 by Thomas Jefferson. Events 27 BC - The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate. Year 1786 ( MDCCLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common This vital document became the basis for the separation of church and state, and led to freedom of religion for all Americans as protected in the religion clause in the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment. Separation of church and state is a Political and Legal Doctrine that Government and religious institutions are to be kept separate Freedom of religion is the freedom of an individual or community in public or private to manifest religion or belief in teaching practice worship and observance The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme Law of the United States. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is part of the United States Bill of Rights that expressly prohibits the United States Congress
Religious Freedom Day is officially proclaimed on January 16 each year by an annual statement by the President of the United States. Events 27 BC - The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by This day is commemorated by the First Freedom Center in Richmond, Virginia by an annual First Freedom Award banquet. First Freedom Center is an education center located in Richmond, Virginia 's state capital This article is about the city of Richmond the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia.