Events

“To bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” We must show respect for each other’s religious beliefs, even those most different from our own – so long as those ideas are lawful and contribute to a peaceful society.



James Madison

James Madison's Birthday

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 12:00am

March 16th marks the anniversary of James Madison's birth who is known as the "Father of the Constitution" for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the "United States Constitution and the Bil

By the Dawn’s Early Light: Chris Jackson’s Journey to Islam

Film Screening and Discussion

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

We are delighted to welcome Zareena Grewal , filmmaker and professor at Yale University, who will discuss her new documentary, By the Dawn’s Early Light: Chris Jackson’s Journey to Islam.

Religious Freedom and U.S Foreign Policy

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

The Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom and the George Washington University Museum & the Textile Museum are delighted to welcome Samuel D. Brownback,U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, to deliver the talk on "Religious Freedom and US foreign policy", celebrating the opening of the Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms Exihibt at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum.

Is There An Alternative to Religious Freedom?

Is There An Alternative to Religious Freedom?

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

The Loeb Institute is delighted to welcome Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins, whose talk will examine contemporary critiques of the concept of religious freedom.

First President, First Freedom: Religious Freedom and Washington’s Election

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

A Conference Sponsored by the Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom and the Museum of the Bible on "First President, First Freedom: Religious Freedom and Washington’s Election".

Roger Williams

Roger Williams birthday

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:13pm

Roger Williams was a political and religious leader known as his strong stance on the separation of church and state and founding the colony of Rhode Island. 

Declaration of separation between church and state by Thomas Jefferson

Declaration of separation between church and state by Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 12:00am

The phrase "separation between church & state" is generally traced to a January 1, 1802, letter by Thomas Jefferson, address

MLK

the Political Theology of Martin Luther King Jr

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sponsored by the Ambassador John L. Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom, George Washington University, and the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, this summer course explores historical sources and contemporary issues related to religious freedom. In addition to the seminar, participants will enjoy a group trip to a relevant site (such as the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History) and have the opportunity to explore Washington, D.C. on their own.

Loeb Institute Conference

Multi-Day Seminar: Religious Freedom and Constitutional Government

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 4:00pm to Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 9:00pm

Sponsored by the Ambassador John L. Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom, George Washington University, and the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, this summer course explores historical sources and contemporary issues related to religious freedom. In addition to the seminar, participants will enjoy a group trip to a relevant site (such as the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History) and have the opportunity to explore Washington, D.C. on their own.

Professor Michael Morgan

Emmanuel Levinas, Anwar Sadat's Speech in Jerusalem, and the Camp David Peace Process

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

This talk examines the peace-talks that led to the Camp David Accords in 1978, the place of Sadat’s visit, various assessments of Sadat’s motives and the meaning of his trip, and the content of his remarks in Jerusalem.

Professor Noah Strote

Who Taught Germans Democracy? Post-Nazi Germany and the Myth of American Influence

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

The Loeb Institute is pleased to welcome Professor Noah Strote, who will discuss his new book, Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany.

Sohrab Ahmari

The Precarious Future of Christians in the Middle East

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Sohrab Ahmari will discuss the precarious future of the Middle East's ancient Christian communities.This event is co-sponsored by the Philos Project and is free and open to the public.

Shadi Hamid

Religion, Freedom, and the Trump Administration: One Year In

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Shadi Hamid discussed the prospects for religious freedom in the U.S. and abroad since the election of Donald Trump. Hamid is a Senior Fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings

Loeb Institute Debating Religious Liberty graphic

Debating Religious Freedom

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Philosophers John Corvino (Wayne State University) and Ryan Anderson (Heritage Foundation) debated the relation between religious freedom and discrimination, based on their recent book Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination (Oxford University Press, 2017). This event is free and open to the public.

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