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Religious Liberty Expert Available to Discuss Religious Liberty at Summit Hosted by U.S. Department of Justice

July 30, 2018

Washington, DC—First Liberty Institute’s General Counsel Hiram Sasser will attend the U.S. Department of Justice’s Religious Liberty Summit on Monday, July 30th in Washington, DC. Religious liberty issues such as First Amendment conscience protections and enforcement of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) will be discussed.

“The Trump administration has clearly made protecting religious liberty a high priority. At First Liberty Institute, we believe every American is entitled to religious liberty and work daily to protect our First Freedom. We welcome this administration and Attorney General’s continuing efforts on behalf of religious liberty.”

Who: Hiram Sasser, General Counsel, First Liberty Institute
What: Available to discuss various cases First Liberty is actively litigating, especially with regard to religious land use, including:

  • A town in Airmont, New York using its zoning laws to prevent Orthodox Jewish groups from using their homes to gather for prayer meetings.
  • Light of the World Gospel Ministries, located in Walthill, Nebraska on the Omaha Nation Reservation, prevented from using its property to revitalize the small town.
When: Monday, July 30, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT
Where: U.S. Department of Justice Religious Liberty Summit
Department of Justice
Robert F. Kennedy Building
Great Hall
950 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, D.C.
On Site Contact: Jeremy Dys, 304-881-5196

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