Liberty Symposium September 15-17 at OK Wesleyan

As a prelude to Constitution Day, Oklahoma Wesleyan University will host its Liberty Symposium 2015 from September 15-17.

Constitution Day is September 17.

The symposium schedule includes:

September 15 – Kelly Monroe Kullberg will speak on “Religious Liberty in the University” at 6 p.m. at a dinner at the Summit Club in Tulsa.

Kullberg is the founder of Veritas. She founded the Veritas Forum at Harvard (1992), now in 120 universities in America and Europe.

Veritas helps students explore the hard questions of the world in relation to Jesus Christ. She edited and co-wrote the bestseller Finding God at Harvard, and authored the sequel, Finding God Beyond Harvard: the Quest for Veritas, and co-authored A Faith and Culture Devotional.

Kelly is a senior fellow with the Acton Institute and the acting president of Christians for a Sustainable Economy. Kelly and family live in Columbus, Ohio, and are often in Northern Virginia

September 16 – Kullberg will join Gregory Baylor, senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom; Tulsa attorney Leah Farish; and OKWU President Dr. Everett Piper at a noon luncheon forum on “Religious Liberty and Christian Organizations” at the Keating Center on the OKWU campus in Bartlesville.

Baylor focuses his litigation efforts on protecting the religious freedom of Christian educational institutions through the organization’s Center for Religious Liberty. He also works to protect the First Amendment freedoms of students, faculty and staff at public colleges and universities.

Baylor was admitted to the state bar of Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous federal appeals and district courts. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Farish has practiced law for over 20 years in the Tulsa area and has litigated nationally-known cases, including Paula Jones vs. William Jefferson Clinton. As an Honor Guard Attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom and an Allied Attorney with the Rutherford Institute, she has represented many people of all faiths in religious civil liberties cases.  Farish is considered an expert on First Amendment issues, and has spoken around the country and at the United Nations about human rights.

Piper is the author of The Wrong Side of the Door: Why Ideas Matter and Why I Am A Liberal, and Other Conservative Ideas. He also regularly speaks on the radio and writes for a number of publications.

September 17 – Todd Starnes, columnist and radio and TV commentator for Fox News, will speak at the Constitution Day Celebration Dinner at 7 p.m. at the Foster Ranch.

The Keating Center for Capitalism, Free Enterprise and Constitutional Liberty on the OKWU campus in Bartlesville was named after former Gov. Frank Keating.

For more information about these events or to buy tickets, e-mail university.relations@okwu.edu or call 918-335-6225.