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Religious Freedom Center to Host Program on Chibok Kidnapping

The event will welcome Chibok girls who escaped the Boko Haram kidnappers, as well as award-winning author Helon Habila and human rights lawyer Emmanuel Ogebe.
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“One of the best kept secrets in Washington”

The President of Wesley Theological Seminary considers the Religious Freedom Center to be “one of the best kept secrets in Washington.”
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Religious Freedom Center and Alliance Defending Freedom to Hold Moot Court

Two leading attorneys will argue an upcoming pivotal Supreme Court case involving the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.
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D.C. Premiere of Niebuhr Documentary

The Washington, D.C. premiere of the new documentary, “An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story” will be showing on March 31, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Newseum.
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Newseum Institute Introduces New “Inside the First Amendment” Columnist

Lata Nott, executive director of the First Amendment Center, will replace longtime contributor Charles Haynes.
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Dr. Charles C. Haynes, founding director of the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute, gives farewell to 2016, arguably the worst year for religious freedom in living memory.
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ISPU Will Announce Results of American Muslim Poll at Newseum

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The announcement will be followed by a panel discussion on the American Muslim community.
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“Welcoming the stranger” in the age of Trump

Immigrants rights protest

Religious individuals and communities offer sanctuary to undocumented people, defending their actions as acts of religious conscience protected by the First Amendment.
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“A shameful day”

On Jan. 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Donald Trump issued an executive order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, suspending the refugee program and permanently imposing a religious test for refugees going forward.
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Newseum Institute to Offer Graduate-Level Courses on Religious Freedom

Today, the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute and Claremont Lincoln University have announced a partnership offering courses designed to equip civic and religious leaders to navigate the intersection of religion and public life.
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