Religious and civic leadership in the 21st century requires a thorough understanding of the guiding principles of the First Amendment, which enables Americans to negotiate religious and philosophical differences with civility and respect. Most religious and civic leaders receive little or no education about the history and significance of the religious liberty principles of the First Amendment. These principles provide the civic framework for living among people of any religion or none.
This panel features religious and civic leaders from around the country who represent a diverse array of ideological and disciplinary traditions: Latter-Day Saint (Mormon), Anglican, Episcopal, Sunni Islam, Jewish, and Unitarian Universalist. These leaders are actively engaged in religious freedom advocacy work, putting theory into practice within their local communities.
This event is sponsored by the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute.
Kristen Looney, project director of the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute.