Around the Institute: What’s Happening at First Liberty

November 3, 2023
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A weekly roundup of important headlines and exciting things happening at First Liberty.

Liberty Stops Violence

Senior Counsel Jeremy Dys and Rabbi Yaakov Menken—Managing Director at the Coalition for Jewish Values—wrote an op-ed for Newsweek. They discussed the troubling increase in hate crimes and violence against Jewish communities across America:

“Such intimidation of religious people undermines the promise of the free exercise of religion guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Hatred and harassment toward those peacefully exercising their religion is evil and must be overcome with good. Anyone using intimidation and harassment toward those peacefully practicing their religion must be condemned in the strongest terms possible lest intimidation and harassment turn to harm from violence.

“Violent antisemitism should be opposed regardless of where on the globe it occurs. In America, violent antisemitism flows from the breakdown of religious liberty. Thus, while Americans may disagree over religion there should be no disagreement on our buttressing the free exercise of religion for all people.”

First Liberty Lawyers and Staff Celebrate Years of Service

Congratulations to the following members of our legal team on their work anniversaries:

We’re also celebrating several members of our staff and ministry relations teams who’ve been with us for a number of years:

  • Jill Hawkins, Donor Support Specialist – 4 years
  • Chip Dutchik, Development Officer – 2 years
  • Peyton Luke, Media Specialist – 2 years

At First Liberty, every member of our team is united in one purpose and one mission: to protect and restore religious liberty for all Americans. We are all in this together. Thank you all for your passion and dedication to the cause. We wish you a happy work anniversary and look forward to many more years of work together.

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