Justice Department Holds First-Ever First Freedom Project Seminar

March 30, 2007

Announcement coming to you late, but at least we know they care!

WASHINGTON, Mar. 28 /Christian Newswire/ — Officials from the Justice Department will hold a seminar as part of the Department’s First Freedom Project to address federal laws protecting religious freedom. Topics will include religious discrimination, religious land use, and prosecuting religion-based hate crimes.

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales announced the First Freedom Project in February 2007 as an initiative to protect religious liberty. The initiative includes the creation of a Department-wide Task Force on Religious Liberty, increased outreach to individuals and organizations concerned with religious liberty issues, and a series of regional seminars. This seminar will be held TOMORROW, MARCH 29 at 9:00 A.M. CST.

Event Details—

Who:

Bradley J. Schlozman, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri
Eric Treene, Special Counsel for Religious Discrimination, Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
Steven H. Rosenbaum, Chief, Housing and Civil Enforcement, Civil Rights Division
Mark Kappelhoff, Chief, Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division
Jeff Lanza, Special Agent, FBI Kansas City Field Office

What: First Freedom Project Seminar

When: Thursday, March 29, 2007, 9:00 A.M. CST

Where: Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri

Note: Admission is free, but registration is required. To register, call Jacqueline Greene at 202- 514-5410

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