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Apr 13

Why the Future of Religious Freedom in Higher Education Matters for All Americans

One of the distinguishing features of higher education in the United States is its variety – including a wide range of academic fields and degrees, student profiles, and types of institutions. Since the earliest days of higher education in America, religious institutions have played a significant role in providing academic excellence and contributing to the common good.

But new policies from Washington, D.C. challenge the freedom of religious colleges and threaten to flatten the diversity of higher educational institutions. Directives from the U.S. Department of Education seek to make private institutions conform to government’s changing understanding of marriage and gender rather than to their own historic confessions. This event will feature a religious college president and two religious liberty experts to explain why preserving freedom in higher education matters not just to private institutions but to all Americans.

More About the Speakers

Dr. J. Derek Halvorson
President, Covenant College

Greg Baylor
Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom

Roger Severino
Director, Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, The Heritage Foundation

Hosted By

Jennifer A. Marshall Jennifer A. Marshall

Vice President for the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, and the Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik Fellow Read More