Religious Liberty and Diversity: Securing Free Exercise in a Multi-Faith Democracy

June 2024

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Event Details

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Time: 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. ET

Place: Webinar
Link will be shared closer to the event date.

CLE: 1 credit in Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias (NY nontransitional only) and 0.5 credit Professional Practice (NY transitional and nontransitional) 

Cost: Free of charge and open to the public


The Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment should protect the rights of all people in the United States, but recent court decisions have arguably prioritized the expression of dominant, majority faiths at the expense of others, both secular and religious. This webinar will highlight the enduring significance of the Free Exercise Clause and related statutory protections for members of minority faith communities. Speakers will explore a range of religious liberty issues, including discriminatory obstacles to building mosques, protection of Native American sacred sites, freedom of workplace religious expression for Sikhs, and the legacy of the landmark case of Lukumi v. Hialeah. Participants will gain a richer understanding of the role of the First Amendment in a religiously diverse, secular democracy.

For general inquiries contact:

Columbia Law School Law, Rights, and Religion Project
Interfaith Center of New York