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First Response: COVID-19 Q&A Teleforum

Please note that this week’s call will take place on Thursday, April, 9th at 12:00 PM EST

Millions of Americans are adjusting to the new normal brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic. Government officials, trying to stem the spread and effects of the pandemic, have imposed restrictions on large gatherings—including churches and other religious institutions. How should America’s faithful respond? Do these state-mandated restrictions conflict with the First Amendment and religious freedom?

Join First Liberty Institute attorneys every Friday for an in-depth look at the legality of state-mandated restrictions and your right to live out your faith.

For more about First Liberty’s response to COVID-19, a special message from Kelly Shackelford, and resources for understanding how religious liberty is being impacted, visit COVID-19: FLI’s Response.

This Week’s Call

Join First Liberty’s Justin Butterfield and Jeremy Dys on Thursday April 9, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST as they bring you the latest frontline updates on how to protect religious freedom with new government restrictions being imposed during the COVID-19 crisis.


About Justin & Jeremy

Justin Butterfield is the former Senior Advisor for Conscience and Religious Freedom in the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Jeremy Dys is First Liberty’s Special Counsel for Litigation and Communications.


Submit Your Questions

Email your questions in advance, or during the live show on Friday at AskFLI@FirstLiberty.org.


Join the Call

Dial (877) 743-5428 at 12:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM CST on Thursday, April 9 to join the call.


Can’t Make the Call?

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The Latest from the Frontlines

April 3, 2020


Protecting Religious Freedom and Understanding the CARES Act

Justin Butterfield and Jeremy Dys bring you the latest frontline updates on how to protect religious freedom with new government restrictions being imposed during the COVID-19 crisis with special guest Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Next they are joined by Matt Martens – Co-Chair, Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice Group at WilmerHale – to discuss how the COVID-19 Stimulus bill (CARES Act) could help churches and religious organizations.


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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
of Executive Orders

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How Has Your State Responded to COVID-19?

FLI’s legal team has analyzed the COVID-19 orders put into place by each state. Learn how your state has responded by downloading our pdf Religious Exemptions and Language in COVID-19 Orders.

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Churches Helping Communities

March 27, 2020


Additional Resources from the White House

For those of you who participated in our March 27 call with First Liberty and White House officials and would like to know more, and for those of you who missed that call, here is some important information the White House asked us to share with you.


Religious Freedom and the Coronavirus

March 20, 2020


How should America’s faithful respond to state-mandated restrictions conflict with the First Amendment and religious freedom?

Join First Liberty Institute attorneys, Justin Butterfield and Jeremy Dys, as they examine the legality of state-mandated restrictions and your right to live out your faith. In addition, they will answer your questions regarding religious liberty and the coronavirus.

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