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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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DAVOS: THE POWER OF FAITH (LIVE VIDEO)

What faith-based narratives have the potential to emphasize the value of pluralism while promoting a sense of belonging and unity? This session was live-streamed from Davos on Jan. 26, 2018,
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POPE FRANCIS’S MESSAGE TO DAVOS 2018 IN BULLET POINTS

These are selected points from a prepared speech read at Davos by Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. Professor Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman of
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WHY TRUMP SHOULD ADDRESS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AT DAVOS

Brian Grim, at the World Economic Forum in Davos Image from White House homepage links to  Jan. 16, 2018 Presidential Declaration Davos is not a particularly friendly place for Pres. Donald
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BRIAN GRIM TO SPEAK ON THE POWER OF FAITH AT DAVOS

Grim joins world’s business & political leaders – from Trump to Merkel and Macron – in Davos for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, Jan. 23-26 Creating a Shared Future
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BRIAN GRIM RECEIVES KOREA PENINSULA MEDAL OF PEACE

Brian Grim, President of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, received the Korean Peninsula Medal of Peace on December 2, 2017. Kim Young-jin, former Minister of Agriculture and Forestry (pictured), presented
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AS NORTH & SOUTH KOREA OLYMPIC TALKS OPEN DOOR, BAN KI-MOON TO KEYNOTE BUSINESS & PEACE SYMPOSIUM

At their first meeting in two years, North and South Korea agreed to defuse tensions, beginning with the North’s participation in the Olympics. This makes a reality of the hope
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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

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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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