Hot Topics

 One Nation Under God: Religious Freedom In The U.S.

Event Date Tue Aug 13, 2019
Event Time 6 PM
Chapel at Beaver Creek33 Elk Track Rd | Avon

Religious freedom is called “the first freedom,” not only because the Bill of Rights begins with two clauses concerning religion, but also because distinct conceptions of religious freedom have distinguished the United States since its inception. However, our nation has found itself continually renegotiating the meaning of religious freedom in every age.
This panel will examine the meaning of religious freedom in American law by exploring the proper limits on religious displays on government property and the deep debates over whether religious dissenters should be exempted from statutory protections against discrimination in commerce and public accommodations. Speakers will draw upon actual cases to illustrate these issues.

This program is generously underwritten by Jan & Dr. Maurice John and Holly & Ben Gill. The Hot Topics series is generously underwritten by Kathy & Neal Kimmel

Event SPEAKER(S)

Don Clark

Don Clark

Former General Counsel

United Church of Christ (UCC)

Kelly Shackelford

Kelly Shackelford

President and CEO

First Liberty Institute

Dr. Susan Brooks

Dr. Susan Brooks

Professor of Theology

Chicago Theological Seminary