CLGS and the ACLU are partnering with national organizations to address the ways in which the concept of religious liberty is being used to further discrimination in proposed Religious Freedom legislation across the country. We are working to develop and amplify an accurate and theologically based perspective of what religious liberty is and how it should be used, including the case for why religious liberty should not be used as a license to discriminate.
On April 18, 2015, we held our first Liberating Religious Liberty symposium in Berkeley, California to address the ways in which the concept of religious liberty is being used to further discrimination and engage people of faith in standing up and speaking out in favor of LGBTQ rights. Four religious scholars spoke from their areas of expertise, addressing the question of religious liberty in 21st century America. Videos of their presentations will be posted here soon.
On September 10, 2015, CLGS and ACLU Michigan partnered with a coalition of national and Michigan-based organizations to hold our second day-long event, Liberating Religions Liberty: Detroit Symposium in Detroit, MI.
CLGS is partnering with the HAAS Jr. Foundation, the ACLU, the Human Rights Campaign, and othe organizations to hold future convenings with faith leaders and communities across the country to mobilize against local RFRA bills and counter right-wing distortions of religious liberty.
For event updates please visit: www.religiouslibertyforall.org