Past Event

All Faiths and None: Reimagining Religious Freedom

January 17, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Register on Zoom:

January 16 marks National Religious Freedom Day in the United States. A time when many people celebrate the right that one has to exercise their freedom of conscience or belief without government preference or interference.  But what happens when religious freedom is used as coded language to discriminate against any particular group to minimize their human and civil rights? How can we reimagine religious freedom in the 21st century through a moral lens that is neutral, nondiscriminatory, pluralistic, and inclusive of all?

Join the Center for Faith, Justice, and Reconciliation at Union Presbyterian Seminary along with Auburn Seminary, Columbia Law School's Law, Rights and Religion Project, and United Religions Initiative as we reflect on the significance of protecting religious freedom while remembering the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A prominent religious and civil rights leader who challenged other faith leaders to speak up with moral authority to address all injustices in the United States.


• Dr. Sabrina E. Dent, president, Center for Faith, Justice, and Reconciliation
• Tahil Sharma, Regional Coordinator for North America, United Religions Initiative
• Dr. Keisha E. McKenzie, Senior Vice President of Programs, Auburn Seminary
• Elizabeth Platt, Director, The Law, Rights, and Religion Project (Formerly the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project), Columbia Law School

Contact Information

Lilia Hadjiivanova