FYS*101*23 Description

First-Year Seminar

The protection of religious liberty is enshrined in both the American Constitution and in international law, yet challenges to the meaning and exercise of religious liberty are increasingly common. This course explores the theological, philosophical, political, and geopolitical questions surrounding religious freedom. We will study a range of texts, including primary domestic and international statutes and legal texts, key court cases, the sacred books of many of the world's great religions, and contemporary reports on the global state of religious liberty. Special co-curricular trips will be arranged to prominent organizations in Washington, D.C. that work to defend religious freedom.