RELIGIOUS FREEDOM CENTER
Learn How to Educate and Empower Your Community
WHO WE ARE: The Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute is committed to promoting dialogue and understanding among people of all religions and none. Unfortunately, many citizens receive little or no civic education about the religious liberty clauses of the First Amendment, with the result that they are misled about the constitutional role of religion in public life, confused about the meaning of church-state separation and uncertain about the limits of the free exercise of religion.
WHAT WE OFFER: To address this gap in understanding, we offer graduate level week-long intensive courses giving religious and civic leaders the opportunity to learn about the role of religion in public life. These courses will empower people of diverse faiths — and none — with knowledge and skills in the areas of religious liberty, religious literacy and civil dialogue.
HOW IT WORKS: Our blended learning curriculum is designed to meet adult learners both on campus and online. Students will engage with their course instructor, classmates and national experts for a three-day on-site intensive at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
~Wesley students must apply first to the Religious Freedom Center then register for the course through Wesley Web. Email Admissions@wesleyseminary.edu for more information.
Register for one of the following J-Term courses:
ES-299-A Foundations Of Religious Freedom, 2 cr, 1/7-1/19/19
ES-299-B Islam + Religious Freedom, 2 cr, 1/7-1/19/19
ES-299-C Religion & the News, 2 cr, 1/7-1/19/19
AdmissionsImportant Religious Freedom Center Links for Prospective Students
• REL 100: Foundations of Religious Freedom
• REL 300: Religion & News Media
• REL 400-I: Women, Peacebuilding and Religious Freedom
• REL 600: Islam & Religious Freedom
• RLIT 100-I: Religious Literacy: Theory and Practice
The registration cost for the on-site
intensive is $350.
Register through Dec. 1, 2018 to enroll for
the Jan. 17 – 19, 2019 session.
Register by April 30, 2019 to enroll for the
June 6 – 8, 2019 session.
All new students at Wesley must complete the online registration form. Returning students will register using the course registration portal link.
Course registration links:
o Online registration form (to be completed by all new students): https://fs9.formsite.com/nwalkernewseumorg/form28/index.html
o Returning students will register using the following link: https://fs9.formsite.com/nwalkernewseumorg/form20/index.html
Religious Freedom Center (RFC) of the Newseum Institute, January 2019 Intensive Seminar - Students may receive credit for any of the four RFC hybrid classes.
Students must register through Wesley and complete the Religious Freedom Center’s online Application (by December 1):
Learn About Life as a Full-time Wesley Student
Our Window on Wesley days and Welcome Table evenings are designed to give you a window into the Wesley community. Attend chapel, sit in on a class, talk with students, and gather admissions and financial aid information. Learn more and register.