Future of Religion and Diplomacy

Events

Jul
6
Fri
Summer Bootcamp for Interns @ Religious Freedom Center
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Bootcamp for Interns @ Religious Freedom Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Religious Liberty, Religious Literacy & Civil Dialogue

This three-session intensive will give local interns the opportunity to learn about the role of religion in public life while exploring our three areas of competency: religious liberty, religious literacy, and civil dialogue. We will host the interns on three Fridays during the month of July. Participants will be introduced to experts who are actively engaged in addressing these issues in their local and national context.

Session One: Religious Liberty & Religious Literacy

Friday, July 6, 2018

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
“The History of Religious Freedom in America” presented by Eleesha Tucker, faculty at the Religious Freedom Center

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
“Religious Literacy and Religious Identity” presented by Benjamin P. Marcus, religious literacy specialist at the Religious Freedom Center

Session Two: Legal Literacy & Civil Dialogue

Friday, July 13, 2018

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
“Religious Liberty and Legal Literacy” (Part 1) presented by Rev. Jennifer Hawks, associate general counsel with the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Civil Dialogue session presented by Rev. Kristen Looney, director at the Religious Freedom Center

Session Three: Religious Freedom Tour & Legal Literacy

Friday, July 20, 2018

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Religious Freedom Tour of the Newseum, guided by Blair Forlaw, volunteer at the Newseum and Religious Freedom Center

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
“Religious Liberty and Legal Literacy” (Part 2)

The registration period is now through June 30, 2018. For questions, please contact the director of recruitment and admissions Dr. Sabrina Dent at sdent@newseum.org.

Jul
10
Tue
NCSS 2018 Summer Religious Studies Institute @ Religious Freedom Center
Jul 10 @ 1:30 pm – Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm
NCSS 2018 Summer Religious Studies Institute @ Religious Freedom Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

The Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute will host the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Summer Religious Studies Institute at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The program, to be held July 10 – 12, 2018, will convene K-12 educators in the nation’s capital to explore issues of religious freedom and diversity in the classroom. Educators will learn about religious studies as an academic discipline, and have the opportunity to develop working relationships with leading religious studies subject matter experts and curricular resource providers.

The NCSS Summer Religious Studies Institute is limited to 60 participants. For more information and to register, please visit socialstudies.org.

Jul
13
Fri
Summer Bootcamp for Interns @ Religious Freedom Center
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Bootcamp for Interns @ Religious Freedom Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Religious Liberty, Religious Literacy & Civil Dialogue

This three-session intensive will give local interns the opportunity to learn about the role of religion in public life while exploring our three areas of competency: religious liberty, religious literacy, and civil dialogue. We will host the interns on three Fridays during the month of July. Participants will be introduced to experts who are actively engaged in addressing these issues in their local and national context.

Session One: Religious Liberty & Religious Literacy

Friday, July 6, 2018

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
“The History of Religious Freedom in America” presented by Eleesha Tucker, faculty at the Religious Freedom Center

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
“Religious Literacy and Religious Identity” presented by Benjamin P. Marcus, religious literacy specialist at the Religious Freedom Center

Session Two: Legal Literacy & Civil Dialogue

Friday, July 13, 2018

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
“Religious Liberty and Legal Literacy” (Part 1) presented by Rev. Jennifer Hawks, associate general counsel with the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Civil Dialogue session presented by Rev. Kristen Looney, director at the Religious Freedom Center

Session Three: Religious Freedom Tour & Legal Literacy

Friday, July 20, 2018

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Religious Freedom Tour of the Newseum, guided by Blair Forlaw, volunteer at the Newseum and Religious Freedom Center

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
“Religious Liberty and Legal Literacy” (Part 2)

The registration period is now through June 30, 2018. For questions, please contact the director of recruitment and admissions Dr. Sabrina Dent at sdent@newseum.org.

Jul
20
Fri
Summer Bootcamp for Interns @ Religious Freedom Center
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Bootcamp for Interns @ Religious Freedom Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Religious Liberty, Religious Literacy & Civil Dialogue

This three-session intensive will give local interns the opportunity to learn about the role of religion in public life while exploring our three areas of competency: religious liberty, religious literacy, and civil dialogue. We will host the interns on three Fridays during the month of July. Participants will be introduced to experts who are actively engaged in addressing these issues in their local and national context.

Session One: Religious Liberty & Religious Literacy

Friday, July 6, 2018

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
“The History of Religious Freedom in America” presented by Eleesha Tucker, faculty at the Religious Freedom Center

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
“Religious Literacy and Religious Identity” presented by Benjamin P. Marcus, religious literacy specialist at the Religious Freedom Center

Session Two: Legal Literacy & Civil Dialogue

Friday, July 13, 2018

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
“Religious Liberty and Legal Literacy” (Part 1) presented by Rev. Jennifer Hawks, associate general counsel with the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Civil Dialogue session presented by Rev. Kristen Looney, director at the Religious Freedom Center

Session Three: Religious Freedom Tour & Legal Literacy

Friday, July 20, 2018

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Religious Freedom Tour of the Newseum, guided by Blair Forlaw, volunteer at the Newseum and Religious Freedom Center

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
“Religious Liberty and Legal Literacy” (Part 2)

The registration period is now through June 30, 2018. For questions, please contact the director of recruitment and admissions Dr. Sabrina Dent at sdent@newseum.org.

Aug
13
Mon
Exploring Religious Identity and Race Through Civil Dialogue @ Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Exploring Religious Identity and Race Through Civil Dialogue @ Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

What does it mean to be religious in this time and in this place—and in your body? Join us for a civil dialogue session facilitated by Kristen Looney and Sabrina Dent from the Religious Freedom Center. Participants will explore how religious individuals and communities construct religious identity in the United States, focusing especially on the intersection of religion and race.

This workshop challenges participants to consider how religious identity extends beyond “faith” to include other aspects of identity. Workshop exercises will empower attendees to explore religious identity in community by exercising the skills of civil dialogue.