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Standing Up for Faith and Freedom

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Apr 12 - Apr 13, 2019
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Reclaiming Your Catholic Campus from the SJW’s

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.

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.

SPEAKERS (scroll down): Dr. Paul Kengor, Cathy Ruse, Rev. Steve Davoren, Ron Robinson, and Patrick Coyle, plus may more. Speakers will be added as they are confirmed.

COST:  This program is $20. This includes two nights at a Reston hotel, conference tuition, materials, and 4 meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Generous supporters of Young America’s Foundation have made this program possible. Therefore, you are required to attend all the sessions and abide by all the rules outlined in the responsibility pledge you will receive prior to the conference.

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Cathy Ruse

Senior fellow, Family Research Council

Cathy Ruse has devoted her professional career to promoting the dignity of the human person. Her professional experience spans the fields of communication, public policy, and law. Mrs. Ruse was Chief Counsel to the Constitution Subcommittee in the House of Representatives where she had oversight of civil rights and human rights issues, as well as…

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Rick Santorum

Former U.S. Representative and Senator, Attorney, Writer, Author and Speaker

A native of Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum was a candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2016, 2012, and became known as a voice for conservatives who didn’t feel their voice was being represented. His grassroots approach to campaigning – including visiting every one of Iowa’s 99 counties and his stunning…

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Paul Kengor

Author, Grove City College Professor, and Executive Director of Center for Vision & Values

Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College, a four-year, private Christian liberal arts college located in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He is executive director of the Center for Vision & Values, a Grove City College think-tank and policy center. He is also a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and…

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Rev. Steve Davoren

Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Rev. Davoren was ordained in 1996 by Cardinal Mahony. He has been an Associate Pastor and a Pastor for 17 years. Currently, Fr. Steve is the Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He served as a Police Officer with LAPD and a Deputy Sheriff with LASD.

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Ron Robinson

President of Young America's Foundation, Trustee of The Phillips Foundation, Author, Director of Citizen's United and American Conservative Union

Video: How Does the Media Treat Conservatives? (10-19-12) 52:53 Ron Robinson has served as Young America’s Foundation’s president for more than four decades.  Time magazine wrote that Young America’s “[F]oundation—run by a former Reagan Administration advisor, Ron Robinson—is now the nation’s largest advocacy group devoted to student politics.” Time referred to Robinson as one of the “seasoned generals of the right” who…

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Patrick X Coyle

Young America's Foundation Vice President, Activist, Author and Speaker

Patrick Coyle is the vice president for Young America’s Foundation. Human Events named Mr. Coyle as one of the top ten young conservative activists in the nation, citing his success in reaching hundreds of thousands of students by sending high profile conservative speakers to college campuses. He is also co-editor with Foundation president Ron Robinson…

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