Divinity School Dean George Participated in National Religious Freedom Conference Panel May 24comment (0)
June 7, 2012
Beeson Divinity School’s Dean Timothy George was invited to speak on a panel of religious leaders at the National Religious Freedom Conference hosted by the Center for Ethics and Public Policy.
The May 24 conference was titled “Rising Threats to American Religious Freedom” and featured professors, religious leaders and government officials from across the nation.
George spoke on a panel that included Catholic, Orthodox, Jewish and Mormon leaders on the topic “Uniting to Preserve Robust Freedoms.” The topic of concern was the Health and Human Services’ birth control mandate, which requires health insurance providers for certain religiously affiliated organizations to offer contraceptive services to women, according to C-SPAN.
All of the religious leaders, George included, opposed the mandate on the grounds that it ignored the right of religious bodies not to support abortion.