From BJC Staff Reports

Rabbi David Saperstein will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 Religious Liberty Council Luncheon on Friday, June 30, in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets are now on sale for the event, which is a great time to connect with the BJC and other supporters of religious liberty.

Rabbi Saperstein served as the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom from December 2014 until January 2017. In that role, he headed the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom and monitored religious freedom abuses around the world. Previously, he led the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) for 40 years, and he now serves as the organization’s senior advisor for policy and strategy.

Rabbi Saperstein was elected the first Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom in 1999, and in 2009, he was appointed by President Barack Obama as a member of the first White House Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

The RLC Luncheon is open to the public, but you must have a ticket to attend. Tickets are $40 each, and tables of 10 are available for $400. Young ministers with 5 years or less experience have the opportunity to purchase tickets for a discounted price of $20.

To purchase tickets and learn more about the annual event, visit

From the March/April 2017 edition of Report from the Capital. You can also read the digital version of the magazine or view it as a PDF.