What is Religious Freedom?
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Religious freedom isn't just about private worship. Religious freedom is crucial for institutions that perform the works of mercy: educating children, feeding the hungry, and healing the sick.
Maryland Bishops Call for Compassion in Addressing Refugee Crisis
The Catholic bishops of Maryland join their voices with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and state Catholic Conferences throughout the country in calling for our nation and our state to welcome those fleeing persecution in other countries,
including refugees seeking asylum from Syria. To deny certain groups access to a safe haven based on their religion or country of origin is contrary to the principles of fairness and compassion that have been the foundation of our nation’s character.
Upholding these principles does not conflict with maintaining the safety of our nation, which has always been a paramount priority of the U.S. refugee resettlement process.
Click here to learn more about the stringent screening process required for certain groups of refugees, including those from Syria.