All Faiths & None: An Expansive Moral Vision of Religious Freedom

Religious liberty rights have been immeasurably damaged over the past several years—often in the name of protecting religious liberty.

In the U.S., we are reckoning with how religion, especially Christianity, has inscribed patterns of power and domination into the very legal structure of this country—and, under the banner of religious freedom, exported ideologies of bigotry, intolerance, and hate across the globe. We at Auburn yearn for a different moral view, one expansive enough for all.

In partnership with the Law, Rights, and Religion Project (LRRP) at Columbia Law School, Auburn has co-authored a report that provides guidance on how a future presidential administration can protect religious freedom — not merely for a favored few, but for all. 

On November 19th, we hosted subject matter experts in law, public policy, philanthropy, and global ministry to call for an expanded public understanding of religious liberty that truly supports freedom for all.

Panelists. 

Moderated by Rev. Dr. Katharine Henderson, President of Auburn Seminary

  • Keesha Gaskins-Nathan, Program Director, Democratic Practice — U.S. at Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Greg Khalil, Co-Founder and President of Telos
  • Dr. Keisha E. McKenzie, Senior Vice President of Programs at Auburn
  • Elizabeth Platt, Director, Law, Rights, and Religion Project at Columbia University
  • Bishop Joseph Tolton, Executive Director of The Fellowship for Affirming Ministries