Rabbi David N. Saperstein on The Challenges of Religious Freedom around the Globe: 2017

by | Mar 6, 2017 | What’s Happening

Monday, March 13, 7:30–8:30 pm
Boyd Dining Center, Virginia Wesleyan College

Rabbi David N. Saperstein is the immediate past United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom. Saperstein was a principal advisor to the President and Secretary of State and served as the United States chief diplomat on issues of religious freedom worldwide.

At Virginia Wesleyan, Saperstein will speak on the work to promote religious freedom around the world and to fight persecution, discrimination, and genocide by groups such as ISIS.

Saperstein previously served for 40 years as the director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, overseeing the national social justice programming for the largest segment of American Jewry. A rabbi and an attorney, for 35 years Saperstein taught seminars in First Amendment Church-State Law and in Jewish Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

—Rabbi Saperstein is Virginia Wesleyan’s Center for the Study of Religious Freedom’s 2016-2017 Justine L. Nusbaum Visiting Lecturer.