“Far from being settled by the interpretations of judges and historians, the last word on the First Amendment likely rests in a chapter yet to be written, documenting the unfolding drama of America. If religious liberty is neglected, all civil liberties will suffer. If it is guarded and sustained, the American experiment will be the more secure.”Signed in 1988 by over 100 civic and religious leaders, the Williamsburg Charter celebrates and reaffirms the Religious Liberty Clauses of the First Amendments and calls on next generations to fulfill their duty to uphold these vital freedoms. The Charter outlines the “3Rs” of religious freedom: Rights, Responsibility, and Respect. Download the Williamsburg Charter
Inviting guests to speak in your classroom can be a very engaging experience for students. Guests can provide first-hand perspectives and respond to student questions that might not be found in traditional classroom materials. However, you also want to ensure that all guests remain within First Amendment guidelines and understand their role in the class. Before inviting someone to speak in your classroom, consider the questions below:
The Utah 3Rs Speakers Bureau can support you in finding speakers for your class who are well-versed in the 3Rs framework.
Learn more about how to promote the 3Rs — rights, responsibility, respect — in your school and community.