Religious Freedom Week Resources

Videos of speeches and discussions

Religious Freedom, A Path to Peace: Catholic and Islamic Perspectives in Dialogue

This panel discussion took place on June 26th, 2019 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Mendota, MN as part of the annual Religious Freedom Week marked across the United States.

The panelists include Mr. Ali Chamseddine – Adjunct Professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas, Dr. William Stevenson – Associate Professor of Dogmatic Theology at The Seminaries of St. Paul, Ms. Kausar Hussain – President of the Islamic Center of Minnesota, and Shaykha Dr. Tamara Gray – Founder of Rabata, an organization dedicated to promoting positive cultural change through creative educational experiences and she holds a doctorate in leadership from the University of St. Thomas.

The First Amendment: Separation of Church & State

In this 2018 video of the Thomson Reuters Civic Engagement Seminar, Jason Adkins, Executive Director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, answers questions regarding the Supreme Court case Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, the First Amendment, the Blaine Amendment, and the impacts of these items on public funding programs and school choice.

Light for Freedom: “Building Babylon’s Good without Bending to its gods”

This three-part talk entitled “Building Babylon’s Good without Bending to its Gods” was part of the 2015 Fortnight for Freedom. Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, spoke at the Church of St. Paul in Ham Lake as part of their Light for Freedom speakers series.

Bridge Builder Podcast

USCCB’s First Freedom Podcast

Articles, Letters, and Other Suggested Reading

Minnesota Churches' Challenge to COVID-19 Executive Order (Becket Law)

Letter to Catholic Faithful of MN Concerning the Resumption of Public Worship on May 26

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