Pastors and attorneys have a lot in common. Or at least a lot of common interests. Maybe its a minimal distinction. Still, both are true. In short, both do a lot of public speaking in hopes of convincing people to a certain truth or point of view. The two also have complementary connections, especially in this age of aggressive secularism that seeks to preclude religious expression wherever possible. In light of that, and the era in which we live where religious liberty and the rights of religious expression in the public square are under constant attack, we have partnered with the Alliance Defense Fund to host a Regional Litigation Academy. This one-day continuing education seminar for attorneys, pastors and church administrators is Wednesday, April 22, at the Westin Richmond, 6631 West Broad Street. We invite all attorneys and pastors to attend.
» Vindicating God Talk: Winning Religious Expression;
» Litigation, Politics and the Pulpit: Can a Pastor Really Say That??!!;
» The City of God Meets The City of Man: Defending Public Invocations; and other topics of pastoral concern.
Registration on the 22nd will begin at 8:15 a.m. and the academy will end at 3:15 p.m. The registration fee is $50 and includes all materials and lunch. You can register online by April 15 by clicking here. You also may register through ADF by calling Leah Rose at 480-444-8067 or by e-mailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alliance Defense Fund is a legal alliance that defends the right to hear and speak the Truth through strategy, training, funding and litigation. ADF has been a key ally in the battle for traditional values and constitutional protections across the nation and, most recently, provided important testimony to the Virginia General Assembly on behalf of religious liberty legislation (see video here).
The Family Foundation is honored to partner with ADF to sponsor this timely, informative and mutually beneficial event for attorneys and pastors. Based on our experience, attorneys will find this to be one of one of their most worthwhile continuing legal education opportunities. For pastors, it will be a great chance to learn more about the threats to religious liberty and what can be done to stop those threats.