Don't Take Religious Freedoms for Granted

by Jennifer Taggart, Public Relations Writer

Experts from across the United States came to Cedarville University to discuss the assault on religious freedom in the United States at the Religious Freedom Summit October 9-10. The 400 participants engaged in a discussion with the national experts, including Hobby Lobby President Steve Green, on ways to preserve religious freedom.
   
“Religious freedom is what allows places like Cedarville (University) to have a place in the public square, “said Jennifer Marshall, vice president at The Heritage Foundation and a keynote speaker at the Summit.  “Religious freedom is the principle in law that allows individuals to speak and act in private and in public according to their convictions.”

In addition to the in depth dialogue on religious freedom, the Summit also opened some opportunities for Cedarville University students to begin discussing internship opportunities with some of the like-minded organizations at the event. Cedarville is expected to hold another Summit next year, although the topic has not yet been determined.
 
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.