Religious Liberty: Our Most Cherished Freedom

Thursday, June 21, 2012

7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church
Steiner Hall
1900 Wellesley Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Free and open to the public. Join this event on Facebook here.

“As Catholics, we are obliged to defend the right to religious liberty for ourselves and for others.”
USCCB committee statement, April 12, 2012

In their April 12 statement “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty,” the American bishops remind us that “[t]he human person has a right to religious freedom.  This freedom means that all men are to be immune from coercion on the part of individuals or of social groups and of any human power, in such wise that in matters religious no one is to be forced to act in a manner contrary to his own belief.”

What is the proper response when civic allegiance and duty to faith collide? This question and others on this critical issue will be explored.

Speakers:
Jason Adkins, Executive Director, Minnesota Catholic Conference
Fr. Daniel Griffith, faculty fellow of law, University of St. Thomas School of Law
Teresa Collett, professor of law, University of St. Thomas School of Law

Co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis.

This is an MCC First Freedom Project event, and part of a series of Minnesota-based Fortnight of Freedom educational and catechetical events.