Religious Liberty Debated at upcoming Public Panel
September 18, 2009
The Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service and the ACLU of Utah will sponsor a panel discussion on religious liberty in America. The discussion will be held at noon on September 23 in the Sharwan Smith Center Theater.
The discussion will include topics on faith, expression of faith and civil liberties. The panel will include Luke Perry of SUU’s political science department as moderator to a group of local clergy, professors and Karen McCreary, Executive Director of the ACLU of Utah.
The event will also include a screening of the ACLU-produced documentary, Freedom Files: Religious Liberty.
According to Doug Larson, director of the Leavitt Center, the objective behind this and other panel discussions and public presentations is to, “encourage thought provoking yet civil discourse on weighty matters” as counter to “partisan rancor that saturates public discourse and the media.”
As with all Leavitt Center events, students, faculty, staff and local community members are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion.