Institute for Religious Liberty - February 17 & 18, 2017
Friday, February 17, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Steigerwald Hall (Saints Center):
Keynote address featuring Joshua T. Charles, Public Policy Fellow at William Jessup University, Researcher/Writer at the Museum of the Bible (opening in Washington, DC in November 2017), international speaker, and celebrated young author. The keynote address will focus on his latest book, an Amazon best-seller, "Liberty's Secrets: The Lost Wisdom of America's Founders" and the historical perspective it provides to the concept of religious liberty as an inalienable right. Light refreshments will immediately follow. More information on keynote speaker below.
Saturday, February 18, Panel Discussions, Steigerwald Hall (Saints Center):
9:00-12:00 p.m - This follow-up event features speaker Kevin E. Schmiesing, Ph.D., a research fellow for the Acton Institute and well-known author on Catholic social thought and economics. The panel discussion on the crucial link between religious liberty and economic freedom will be moderated by Joshua Charles. Panelists include: Kevin Brown, Ph.D., Asbury University, Sister Mary Kay Kramer, CDP, Thomas More College alumna and adjunct professor, and Brett Greenhalgh, Cincinnati Ohio Stake President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and founding member of the Institute for Religious Liberty's Executive Committee.
Joshua T. Charles, Keynote Speaker on Friday, February 17:
Joshua Charles is the co-author with Glenn Beck of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book The Original Argument. His latest book, Liberty's Secrets: The Lost Wisdom of America's Founders (Foreword by Dennis Prager), published by WND Books, was an Amazon best-seller. His next book is on the topic of Israel and will be released in spring 2016. Charles is a public policy Fellow at William Jessup University, and a Researcher/Writer at the Museum of the Bible, which opens in Washington, D.C., in November, 2017. He is also a member of the Council for National Policy, an Israel Experience Scholar, a columnist and a concert pianist, among other things. While he studied Piano Performance for his undergraduate, he has a Masters in Government and is currently earning his law degree. At 28 years old, he is one of the rising articulate voices of the millennial generation, having spoken nationally and internationally on a host of subjects, including history, culture and theology. Read more at http://www.joshuatcharles.com
Holding its inaugural event in February 2016, the mission of the Institute for Religious Liberty is to advance the American concept of religious freedom as an inalienable right and the protection of this right for all people. Headed by Executive Director, Raymond G. Hebert, PhD, Dean of the College Emeritus, the Institute strives to accomplish its mission through education and dialogue in the form of academic symposiums and lectures featuring internationally renowned speakers.