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Discover the Power of Knowing Your Rights and Freedoms

Understanding our rights and freedoms has never been more essential than it is today. As Americans, we are called to be informed and active citizens and faithful participants in our communities. That’s why Belmont Abbey College has created the online course “Rights and Freedoms,” which launches on July 4th.

This course offers a comprehensive exploration of key topics, including the historical significance of the Bill of Rights, the scope of freedom of speech, and the importance of freedom of religion. It also examines the true meaning of freedom, the philosophical implications of how we discuss rights, and the role of government in safeguarding our liberties.

By taking “Rights and Freedoms,” you’ll enjoy engaging content and expert guidance, all at your own pace. This isn’t just about gaining knowledge—it’s about fostering intellectual curiosity, personal growth, and becoming a well-informed citizen. This course will empower you to confidently join conversations about critical societal issues grounded in your faith and values.

Here’s a sneak peek of the lessons you will explore:

  • Bill of Rights with Hadley Arkes, Founder and Co-Director of the James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights and the American Founding and the Edward Ney Professor of Jurisprudence at Amherst College: Discover this crucial document’s historical significance and its relationship to our foundational principles.
  • Freedom of Speech with Chris Bedford, Vice Chairman of Young Americans for Freedom, Board Member at the National Journalism Center, Senior Editor for Politics, and Washington correspondent for Blaze Media: Understand the protections of this fundamental right and the threats to it.
  • Freedom of Religion with Nina Shea, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Religious Freedom at Hudson Institute and former Commissioner of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom: Dive into the importance of religious freedom and its role in our society.
  • True Freedom with Belmont Abbey Monk Br. Chrysostom Sica, OSB: Explore freedom’s deeper meaning from a philosophical and theological perspective.
  • Implications of True Freedom with Dr. Tom Varacalli, Assistant Professor of Great Books in the Honors College at Belmont Abbey College: Build on these perspectives and address their practical implications.
  • Congress’s role with Robert Smith, Resident of the Thomas More Society of America and Deputy Chief Counsel, Oversight of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee: Learn about the pivotal role of government committees in preserving our rights.

Join fellow engaged citizens who share your passion for understanding and advocating for rights and freedoms. It’s time to make informed decisions, enrich your knowledge, and navigate our complex world with ever greater confidence and clarity. The course will be available on July 4th, but If you sign up today, you will be one of the first to get access to this brand-new content! Together, let’s aim high: our goal is to rally 1,000 sign-ups by Independence Day. By joining us now, you’re not just accessing valuable insights—you’re becoming a crucial part of a movement dedicated to empowering informed citizenship!

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