freedom of religion
- The ability to follow and practice one's own religious beliefs without interference by the government, as protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This also includes being free from the influence of any religious institution through the government
- The defendant's attorney argued that their actions were protected under the freedom of religion, as they were practicing their faith.
- A group claimed the new legislation violated their freedom of religion by interfering with their religious practices.
- Teaching about various religions in public schools is often controversial because of concerns around maintaining freedom of religion.