By Heather FrameThe forefathers who founded the United States of America felt that religious freedom was a vital component of a successful and free society. The Puritans fled England to escape religious persecution. This helped pave the path for the society we know today. In the United States and in the Houston area, there are thousands of places where people of all faiths are able to worship freely.
The churches, mosques, temples and synagogues shown here are all located in the southeast part of Houston. They may differ aesthetically, but each is considered to be very sacred to those who worship within its walls, illustrating the principle on which the United States was founded.