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Standing Up for Faith and Freedom

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Apr 6 - Apr 7
12:30 pm
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Event Overview

If you are a college or high school student at a Catholic school, Young America’s Foundation’s Standing Up for Faith & Freedom seminar is for you.

This one-of-a-kind program helps students at Catholic schools advance conservative ideas, with an understanding that young people encounter unique challenges and opportunities at modern Catholic institutions.  The program is not restricted to Catholic students.

Students will hear from many of the Conservative Movement’s most articulate and exciting speakers, addressing topics of particular interest on your campus, including:

  • Rev. William Saunders, pastor of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Potomac Falls, Virginia, and author of Straight Answers 
  • Paul Kengor, Grove City College professor, John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century
  • Jay Richards, Catholic University of America professor, Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism is the Solution and Not the Problem
  • Cathy Ruse, senior fellow for legal studies of Family Research Council, Life, Marriage & Transgenderism: How to Win Hearts & Minds Against Hot-Button Attacks on Human Dignity
  • Leila MillerCatholic Answerscontributor and author of Primal Loss: The Now-Adult Children of Divorce Speak, Intrinsic Evils vs. Prudential Judgment
  • Brian Burch, Catholic commentator, Messaging Social Justice Issues
  • Patrick Coyle, vice president of Young America’s Foundation, The Secrets to Change Your Campus

Students will also hear from Ron Robinson, president of Young America’s Foundation, who has helped educate and inspire young conservatives for more than 40 years.

Young America’s Foundation created Standing Up for Faith & Freedom to advance opportunities for young conservatives that had previously been overlooked by existing efforts.  Student leaders are most effective when they address issues that match up with the concerns of students on their campuses.  Decades of teaching young people how to identify and respond to issues specific to their campuses demonstrate that students at Catholic schools need specialized training.

Standing Up for Faith & Freedom teaches students of all faiths attending Catholic schools that Catholic teaching is consistent with the conservative principles of human dignity and human freedom.

THE FEE: The cost to attend is $20.00.  This includes two nights lodging and four meals.




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