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Our First Amendment Freedoms – Two Events with Gustav Niebuhr
May 6 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
One event on May 6, 2018 at 5:00pm
Nassau Presbyterian Church hosts two discussions with Gustav Niebur on Sunday, May 6 at 9:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. The events are both open to the public.
Gustav Niebuhr is Director of the Carnegie Religion and Media Program and Associate Professor at Syracuse University in New York. During a 20-year career in journalism, most recently at The New York Times and, prior to that, at The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Gustav Niebuhr has established a reputation as a leading writer about American religion. His work has been published in books, magazines and online, and he provides occasional commentary on religion for NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Niebuhr is the author of Beyond Tolerance: Searching for Interfaith Understanding in America (Viking, 2009). He was previously a visiting fellow and scholar in residence at Princeton University
Making Use of Our First Amendment Freedoms in the Midst of Dangerous Times
9:15 a.m. in the Nassau Presbyterian Church Assembly Room
In a year in which so many feel overwhelmed by signs of debilitating disruption and savage eruptions, can we draw inspiration and action from the ideals of the Founders? The rights they left us may be the greatest defense of our civic culture that we have.
Using Our Freedoms
5 p.m. in the Nassau Presbyterian Church Sanctuary
How do the first 16 words in the Bill of Rights point us toward a better society than the one that so challenges our sense of decency now? We will look at a vital legacy of James Madison, 18th century genius whose ideas can act on our behalf now.