The Family Policy Institute of WA (FPIW) believes that religious observance and faith in God have an overwhelmingly positive impact on society. Just as marriage has a foundational effect on the flourishing of family life, religious observance has a similar effect on community and national life. The fostering of religious observance within a framework of religious freedom is a hallmark of our culture as shaped by our Founding Fathers. In the United States, the Judeo-Christian worldview has provided a sound basis for the flourishing of our national culture and our political system. The FPIW, in the tradition of our Founding Fathers, works to encourage the free worship of God as a great good for individuals, couples, families, communities and the nation.
Our Policy Positions
- The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) legislation to protect religious freedoms in Washington State
- Legislation protecting individuals’ liberty to choose what their artistic, professional services are used for
- Faith-based organizations providing social services to the community having the same access to government funding on the same basis as secular non-profit groups, without being asked to give up the religious character of their programs or staff
- Religious liberty around the world as a fundamental human right