“What the Faith and Liberty Discovery Center should be, at its finest, is a place that unites. A place where we can buffer ourselves against all of the harsh devices and systems and platforms and politics and social media that separates us.”

Jake Barton, Principal of the award-winning firm, Local Projects, which designed the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and is now planning the Faith and Liberty Discovery Center

“While the American Bible Society has a religious element to it, it’s really about the discovery of a book that is so profoundly broad. You don’t have to take it at a religious level, take it at a philosophical level.”

Siobhan A. Reardon, President and Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia

“For many, the diversity that characterizes contemporary American society represents a worrisome or threatening development. William Penn envisioned a colony in which many religious communities could not only peacefully coexist, but also work together across religious lines in order to benefit the entire society.”

Andrew Murphy, professor of political science, Rutgers University

“There’s a fascinating intersection of religion, politics, and law in the founding of America. The Bible is woven into the fabric of the American experience.  You have to know something about the Bible to understand America. From early colonies that were founded as Bible commonwealths to our nation’s first laws, the Bible provided the basic building blocks of American civic life.”

Dr. Daniel Dreisbach, American University Professor whose scholarship has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. He wrote the new book Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers, and he’s part of the Faith & Liberty Discovery Center’s scholarly team

“There is a significant amount of humanity that has departed from religion, but one does not need to be religious to understand that our world was shaped by religion. You could argue this context isn’t important – that we could do without it – but in the long run, a society that loses touch with its history in a deep sense is going to repeat its mistakes. If you want the society that America’s founders were thinking of and cherish the universality of the ideas they distilled, you need to understand the North Star of their discourse.”

Eran Shalev, professor and chair in the history department at Haifa University in Israel, and author of American Zion: The Old Testament as a Political Text from the Revolution to the Civil War

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