New Institute for Religious Liberty at Thomas More College Announces First Event
A new Institute created to advance religious liberty will hold its first event, featuring an internationally known rabbi and the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, in February.
Announced in December, the Institute for Religious Liberty will be based at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills (KY). Its mission will be to advance and protect the American concept of religious freedom as an inalienable right 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 TMC 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 Instiute’s inaugural public program will be held at TMC on February 10 at 7 pm. It will feature two powerhouse Catholic and Jewish leaders: Louisveille’s Archbishop Joesph Kurtz and Rabbi David Saperstein, the US Ambassador for Religious Freedom.
“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.”
Current members of the Institute’s Executive Committee are:
- David A. Armstrong, JD, President, Thomas More College
- Aaron Bludworth, President & CEO, Fern
- Brett A. Greenhalgh
- Rabbi Kenneth A. Kanter, Associate Dean, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
- Wm. T. Robinson III, Member-in-charge of Northern Kentucky Offices, Frost Brown Todd, LLC
- Dr. Gary P. Zola, Executive Directer, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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