Advancement of religion

There must be an element of theistic worship, which means the worship of a deity or deities in the spiritual sense. To advance religion in the charitable sense means to preach and advance the spiritual teachings of a religious faith, and to maintain the doctrines and spiritual observances on which those teachings are based, such as:

  • establishing and maintaining buildings for religious worship and other religious use
  • organizing and providing religious instruction
  • carrying out pastoral and missionary work

Examples of purposes 

  • Advancement of religion 
    • To advance religion by teaching the religious tenets, doctrines, and observances associated with [specify religion or faith].
    • To advance religion by preaching the teachings, and religious tenets, doctrines and observances, associated with [specify faith or religion].
    • To advance religion by establishing and maintaining a house of worship with services conducted (or held) in accordance with the tenets and doctrines of [specify faith or religion].
    • To advance religion by establishing and maintaining a religious school of instruction on the subject of [specify faith or religion] for [specify children, youths, and/or adults].
    • To advance religion by establishing a facility to be used for religious programs, workshops, music, and [specify for example Bible, Qur’anic, Talmudic or other] studies.
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