Facing History and Oursleves NYC Events on Religious Freedom and Democracy – Save the Date

“To Bigotry No Sanction, to Persecution No Assistance”—So wrote George Washington in a landmark letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1790. Drawing on this classic exchange about religious freedom, Facing History and Ourselves now begins a public dialogue on the nature of citizenship, religious liberty, and equality in a democracy.

Please join us for a symposium at New York University on January 31, 2011, as we launch Give Bigotry No Sanction: Exploring Religious Freedom and Democracy, a multi-year initiative exploring issues of religious freedom and intolerance around the world.  Symposium speakers include president of NYU John Sexton, dean of Harvard Law School Martha Minow, and Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the U.S. Department of State Farah Pandith.
Educator Workshop 4:00–6:00 pm—Professional Development for classroom teachers.  Focus on guiding classroom conversations regarding religious freedom and democracy.

Reception 6:00–6:45 pm—Share conversations, wine, and hors d’oeuvres with our panelists and sponsors.

Symposium 7:00–9:00 pm—Public symposium on the history and current state of religious freedom, and resistance to religious intolerance.

Kimmel Center
New York University
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Co-hosted by Facing History, New York University, and the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Sponsored by the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom.
Read the letter and explore the project here.

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