Religious Freedom Center Founding Director Charles Haynes to Host Shurden Lectures

Charles C. Haynes

Haynes will deliver the 2018 Walter B. and Kay W. Shurden Lectures on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State at Mercer University March 20-21.
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Religious Freedom Center to Host NCSS Religious Studies Summer Institute

Experts from the Religious Freedom Center will work with educators from across the country on using constitutionally-sound approaches to teaching about religion in public schools.
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Religious Freedom Center Hosts “Masterpiece Cakeshop” Moot Court

Masterpiece Cakeshop

Lawyers from the Alliance Defending Freedom and the American Civil Liberties Union debated a landmark religious freedom case that will be brought before the Supreme Court in December.
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Religious Freedom Center Working to Promote Study of Religion

world religions

See recent press coverage of the new guidelines on teaching religion in public schools, co-developed by the RFC and now part of the National Council for the Social Studies’ official curriculum.
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Six issues to watch in the Supreme Court’s Trinity Lutheran case

Trinity Lutheran Church

It may take years to fully grasp the import of the Supreme Court’s decision in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer. But these issues will undoubtedly resurface.
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Dr. Haynes receives 2017 Mahatma Gandhi Award for Promoting Pluralism

The award honors individuals and institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to fostering religious freedom and pluralism.
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Religious Studies Recognized as Essential Part of K-12 Education


Today the National Council for the Social Studies announced that it has added religious studies to its social studies curriculum.
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Video: First Amendment Courses

Sabrina E. Dent, director of admissions and recruitment, speaks with seminarians about our First Amendment courses offered through the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.
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Travel Scholarships for Religious Freedom Courses

The Center for Islam and Religious Freedom is offering Travel Scholarships for students to attend the “Washington DC Immersion” as part of the Religious Freedom Center’s semester-long courses that blend online learning with a three-day conference at the Newseum.
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What does President Trump’s Executive Order accomplish for Religious Liberty?

NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks to Dr. Charles C. Haynes, founding director of the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute, about the president’s executive order on religious liberty.
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