On Monday, July 30, at 9:30 a.m., the U.S. Department of Justice will host the Religious Liberty Summit. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be joined by U.S. Sen. James Lankford, and Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty.
Alliance Defending Freedom client Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop will participate as a panelist.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Religious Liberty Summit will present a number of perspectives on the centrality of religious liberty to a flourishing society and will examine legal and cultural challenges to it.
Acting Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio will host the event, which will feature an announcement on protecting religious freedom by Sessions and remarks by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Lankford, and Kurtz . Panel discussions will highlight legal and policy perspectives on the issue, as well as the lived experience of religious freedom in America today.
DOJ Media Affairs Specialist Kerri Kupec will moderate a panel on “The Promise and Challenge of Religious Liberty” featuring Alliance Defending Freedom client Jack Phillips, plaintiff in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission; Derrick Max, executive director and principal of Cornerstone Schools of Washington, D.C.; Kelly Clemente of Bethany Christian Services; Rabbi Ruvi New of Chabad of East Boca Raton; and Dr. Harpreet Singh, MASSAH, Community Relations Service, DOJ.
The event will be live-streamed.