Religious Liberty Council Luncheon

The 2017 Religious Liberty Council Luncheon was Friday, June 30, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Our speaker was Rabbi David Saperstein, Director Emeritus and Senior Advisor of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Watch BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler’s remarks during the luncheon in this video broadcast live on Facebook: 


Flip through and see photos from the 2017 event in this Flickr album. 2017 Religious Liberty Council Luncheon

A video of the full program will be available in the near future. 

This annual event is the meeting of the Religious Liberty Council of the Baptist Joint Committee and is held during the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly. 

2017 Luncheon Speaker

Rabbi David Saperstein serves as Director Emeritus and Senior Advisor of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). From December 2014 until January 2017, he was U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. In that role, he headed the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom and monitored religious freedom abuses around the world.

Before taking that role, Rabbi Saperstein represented the Reform Jewish Movement to Congress and the Administration as the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) for 40 years. He was elected the first Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom in 1999, and in 2009, he was appointed by President Obama as a member of the first White House Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

RLC Luncheon

Since 1991, the Religious Liberty Council Luncheon has brought together friends and supporters of religious liberty and the Baptist Joint Committee for a time of fellowship and updates on the latest news out of Washington.

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