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.
2017 Luncheon Speaker
Rabbi David Saperstein serves as Director Emeritus and Senior Advisor of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). He served for two years as U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.
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.
Watch BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler address the crowd in this video recorded for Facebook Live:
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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