Thu, Oct 27|
Religious Freedom Mobile Institute - Opening Session & Keynote
This program is designed to encourage participants to think through practical ways to take action religious freedom issues in their community and context.
Time & Location
Oct 27, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
About the event
These public conversations will explore the politics of race and religious freedom by centering marginalized communities' experiences regarding public education, voting rights, and environmental justice, including housing reform and security.
In light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the rise of both political violence and the emboldening of Christian nationalism and its various extremist elements, we will be looking closely at the role of religion and our understanding of religious freedom in the context of a crumbling democracy and our hope for the future. The rising threat of Christian nationalist-driven political violence is central to our convening now, as is developing the resources for those who gather to mobilize and take action quickly. Attendees will have the opportunity to not only hear and learn from experts in the field, but to receive the training they need to respond in their contexts as appropriate.
During this program, participants will hear from scholars, policy advocates, and community leaders who are making invaluable contributions to these critical discussions. This program is designed to encourage participants to think through practical ways to take action on religious freedom issues in their community and context. Participants will engage in small group discussions, a community talkback session and explore opportunities to mobilize on these advocacy issues together.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.