Clashes between religious believers on one side and the state and elite culture on the other have reached a fevered pitch. This has resulted in an unprecedented erosion of religious liberty as defenders of our first freedom are demonized as “hateful and bigoted.”
In her new book, It’s Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies, Mary Eberstadt shines a spotlight on liberal intolerance of traditional religious belief and believers. By laying out the evidence of intimidation and discrimination in law, on campus, in the workplace, and throughout public life, she makes an implicit plea: How can such deeply conflicting world views live together in a pluralistic society?
Does anyone really want to shut down faith-based charities that help the sick and feed the hungry simply because they insist on living their faith rather than by a secularist creed? Eberstadt argues that we are at a turning point and provides a guide for moving forward toward the kind of tolerance for which liberalism once stood.
~ Books will be available for purchase and to be signed by the Author. ~
More About the Speakers
Keynote Remarks by
Author of It’s Dangerous to Believe (Harper Collins, 2016)
Followed by a discussion led by
Kathryn Jean Lopez
Senior Fellow, National Review Institute
Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D.
William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy