The Backstory

Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights provides that “everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest this religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.” You cannot have Religious Freedom without equal protection under the law.

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom – 2017 Report

Meet Dr. John Clarke

Dr. Clarke’s Statement of Faith

Portsmouth Compact

John Clarke’s First Baptist Church of Newport

Hymn to John Clarke

Persecution in Boston

Royal Charter of 1663