Ed Barocas, ACLU-NJ: Freedom of Religion & Freedom from Religion: Current Issues, Nov 14 2016, Camden County College, Blackwood NJ

Amanda Brown/ACLU

Amanda Brown/ACLU

The Delaware Valley Americans United Chapter (DVAU) and the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (ACLU-NJ) are proud to partner with The Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility of Camden County College (CCLR) to present Ed Barocas of the ACLU-NJ, discussing “Freedom of Religion and Freedom From Religion: Current and Emerging issues.” Ed Barocas has served as Legal Director for the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey since May 2001.

Note: Please EMAIL your RSVP, including your name, address, and phone number, to CCLRregistrations@camdencc.edu, and say you are RSVPing for CE.IDY-210-78 Freedom of Religion and Freedom from Religion, November 14, 7:00pm; or call 856-227-7200 ext 4333 for registration information.

Ed’s talk will be held on the Blackwood Campus of Camden County College on Monday November 14, 2016, at 7:00pm. Detailed directions below. Upon entering the campus, go to Madison Drive and park in Lot 3 or 4. The Civic Hall is in the Connector Building in front of Lot 3. Stop by the Delaware Valley AU table in the hallway as you enter Civic Hall. This event is free and open to the public, but please email your registration RSVP.

Topic: Freedom of Religion and Freedom from Religion: Current and Emerging Issues

The State of New Jersey is attempting to provide over 10 million dollars to a yeshiva and seminary; a private company is seeking an exemption from discrimination laws for religious reasons; and town meetings are still often opened with a prayer. Protecting religious freedom (which includes freedom from religion) requires protecting both the right to be free from governmental restraints as well as the right to be free from undue government influence, interference, or involvement in the religious realm. The contours of those rights are still being developed. This discussion will address recent court decisions and emerging issues in the area of religious freedom.

Directions to the Blackwood Campus: http://www.camdencc.edu/exploreccc/Blackwood-Campus.cfm

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