Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Give Bigotry No Sanction: Exploring Religious Freedom and Democracy: Symposium, 1/31

Facing History – along with New York University and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development – are sponsoring a symposium on “Give Bigotry No Sanction: Exploring Religious Freedom and Democracy.” The symposium will take place on Monday, Jan. 31 at 7:00 PM in the Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion, 60 Washington Square South, and will be preceded by a reception at 6:00 PM.

“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 Monday, January 31, 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 NYU president John Sexton, dean of Harvard Law School Martha Minow, and Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the U.S. Department of State Farah Pandith.

To register, please visit the RSVP site:

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