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Thomas More Forms Religious Freedom Institute

Thomas More College has announced the formation of the Institute for Religious Liberty. The Institute’s mission is advancing the American concept of religious freedom as an inalienable right and its protection for all people.

“The genesis for the Institute came about as several local business leaders from various religious backgrounds gathered to discuss the need to celebrate and educate others about our Constitutional privilege to practice our religion and worship as we see fit,” said Thomas More College President David Armstrong. “There is no better place to advance and explore that inalienable right than here on our campus as we challenge our students of all faiths to examine the ultimate meaning of life, their place in the world, and their responsibility to others.”

The Institute will sponsor an Inaugural public program wherein two prominent thought leaders will discuss the American concept of religious freedom. Armstrong announced that the Institute invited Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati to co-sponsor its first event, which will be held on Thomas More College’s Crestview Hills campus on February 10 beginning at 7:00 p.m. The program will feature the President of the United States Conference of Bishops, the Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., Archbishop of Louisville and the U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom, Rabbi David Saperstein, as speakers.

“Religious freedom is part of the warp and woof of our nation.” said Dr. Gary P. Zola, who represents Hebrew Union College on the Institute’s Steering Committee. “In light of contemporary events that capture the headlines daily, it is difficult to identify a more salient and timely subject to explore in a forum of this sort."

The Institute for Religious Liberty is looking for partners to help advance its mission. For sponsorship information, please contact Tony Roderick, Director of Development, at 859-344-3530 or [email protected].

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