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Second Annual DFW Summit on Religious Freedom
Thursday October 24, 2019

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Summit Objectives

  • Bring together a wide range of religious, community and thought leaders in collaborative support of action oriented religious freedom initiatives in North Texas,
  • Facilitate cordial and supportive real-time, interfaith conversations,
  • Explore and understand the implications of current legal cases,
  • Discuss and understand the impact of religious freedom on DFW business and the economy,
  • Develop institutional and individual action plans to support religious freedom in DFW

Logistics

  • Date: Thursday October 24, 2019
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Venue: SMU - Hughes-Trigg Student Center (entire lower level)
  • Target Attendees: DFW Faith leaders, lawyers and religious academicians
  • Registration fee: $25 includes parking, lunch (including kosher) and snacks
  • CLE Qualified

Summary Agenda

A detailed agenda can be viewed here

8:00 Registration and packet pickup

9:00 Morning general session

  • Speaker Brett Scharffs: Human Dignity As Underpinning for Religious Freedom
  • Panel Discussion: Why Religious Freedom and Fairness For All Matters / Current Events
  • Local Targets of Religious Harassment

11:00 Morning breakout sessions

  • Culture Conflict and Government Action to Preserve Religious Freedom
  • Recent Actions by The Supreme Court
  • Religious Freedom as an Interfaith Activity
  • Individual Actions to Secure Religious Freedom
  • Giving Voice to Minorities

12:15 Lunch and speaker

  • Lunch with facilitated roundtable discussions of ways to carry the message
  • An Interview with Thomas Jefferson

1:45 Afternoon breakout sessions

  • Culture Conflict and Government Action to Preserve Religious Freedom
  • Religious Freedom Litigation in DFW and Texas
  • Religious Freedom as an Interfaith Activity
  • Individual Action to Secure Religious Freedom
  • Giving Voice to Millennials and GenXers

3:00 Afternoon plenary session

  • Panel Discussion: Civil Discourse and Influencing Public Opinion
  • Concluding Action Plan