Past Event

Interfaith Lawyering for Religious Liberty

March 9, 2023
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 107

Today, the right to "religious liberty" has been primarily defined and advanced by large, well-funded Christian Right law firms. Those organizations advocating for church-state separation and religious minority rights face an uphill battle in reclaiming a more inclusive vision of freedom of—and from—religion. This interfaith panel will explore how organizations representing minority faith and/or secular communities work together, despite significant differences in their missions and communities.

This event is hybrid. Registration is required:


  • Sumayyah Waheed, Muslim Advocates
  • Jyot Singh, SALDEF
  • Alison Gill, American Atheists 

This event is organized by the Law, Rights, and Religion Project and the Secularism Society at Columbia Law School. It's co-sponsored by Columbia Law School's Jewish Law Students Association, the Muslim Law Students Association, the Native Law Students Association, the South Asian Law Students Association, as well as Columbia's Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life.

Contact Information

Lilia Hadjiivanova