Events & Programs

Summer Religious Studies Institute

When: July 23, 2019 – July 25, 2019 all-day
Where: Religious Freedom Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

The Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute will host the Summer Religious Studies Institute at the Newseum. The program will convene K-12 independent school educators in the nation’s
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Religious Literacy in Public Schools: What to Teach and How

Teaching about Religion in the Social Studies Classroom
When: March 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Where: Religious Freedom Center, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001

The Religious Freedom Center and National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) invite you to join a panel of experts for a timely discussion about the role of religious studies
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Civil Dialogue Facilitator Trainings

When: April 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20001

The Religious Freedom Center, as a nonpartisan and nonsectarian initiative, is committed to promoting dialogue and understanding among people of all religious traditions and none. We carry out this mission
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Business Success in a Religiously Diverse World

corporate training
When: February 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Corporate Religious Diversity & Inclusion Training Studies demonstrate that employees who can bring their "whole selves" to the workplace perform better in many bottom line key indicator areas. Bringing one’s
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Religion in the National Discourse

When: October 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Americans today are divided on a range of issues at the intersection of religion and state power. So much of our national discourse has been centered on questions like: Can
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Race, Religious Freedom and the Politics of Belonging

When: October 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

This public conversation will explore the complex politics of race and religious freedom in our contemporary moment. This program is the first in a series of public events exploring the
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Still Rising: The Increasing Role of Women as Heads of Religious Freedom Organizations

When: December 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

We have recently seen several long-time leaders in the field of religious freedom — with various political perspectives and of diverse faiths — step down from their positions, some to
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Difficult Dialogue: Lowering the Heat to Engage in Meaningful Conversations

Wesley Theological Seminary
When: September 11, 2018 @ 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Where: Wesley Theological Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA

During this workshop, you will learn the basic theory of dialogue, essential skills needed for dialogue; tips for handling the heat when dialogue gets tough, and most importantly, you will
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Religion and Immigration: Tips for Sharing Scholarship with the Public

Public Scholars Project
When: September 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Zoom videoconference room

The Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute invites you to attend our September webinar, Religion and Immigration: Tips for Sharing Scholarship with the Public. We will discuss how scholars
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Religious Persecution in Iran and Yemen: The Case of the Baha’is

The Cost of Discrimination
When: July 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

The Religious Freedom Center and the Baha’is of the United States invite you to a reception followed by the U.S. premier screening and a panel discussion of the 25-minute film,
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