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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

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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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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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