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Reply To: In your opinion, why is it important for Christians to stand up for religious freedom for people of all faiths, and not just our own?

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Taylor Roth
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Hey everyone!

As we have learned throughout this course and program, it is essential to respect communities different than our own while upholding respect and tolerance for the unique practices of different faiths. In my opinion, it is crucial to stand up for religious freedom for people of all faiths, and not just our own, because this is a critical component of being a Christian leader. As Christians, we believe that all of mankind is seen as equal within the eyes of the Lord. This means that people of different faiths are not only equally loved by our Creator, but are also deserving of equal rights and protections. After all, God provides each of us with free will to make our own decisions surrounding what we believe and choose to practice. As Christian leaders, we must stand up for the rights of those whom we disagree with to practice their faith freely. This demonstrates not only God’s love for the world and for His children, but it also positions us in a way that allows us to better understand people of other faith backgrounds while encouraging them to become interested in our own. When it comes down to it, upholding religious freedom both supports the liberty of all faiths to be practiced freely and breaks down the barriers needed to realize what we have in common.

Best,
Taylor