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Prior Events

Last year, The Gadsden Center hosted a free Religious Liberty Seminar on April 14, 2014.  Here are the details for our last event:


Admission is free.  Seating is limited to the first 200 people who register.  Please visit EventBrite  to register today!  If you would like to help sponsor this event, or have questions, please use our Contact Form.  The deadline for sponsorships to be included in our printed materials is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014.


You're invited to attend a seminar on


Religious Liberties

Under Our

Federal and State Constitutions:

Are They Under Attack?




Attorney Robert J. Muise

American Freedom Law Center




Professor Frank S. Ravitch

Michigan State University School of Law



on Monday, April 14, 2014

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Howell Opera House

123 W. Grand River Avenue

at Walnut Street

Howell, MI 48843


Admission is Free.  Seating is limited.

Registration is required through



Sponsored by

The Gadsden Center, Inc.   



Attorney Robert J. Muise of the American Freedom Law Center will be speaking about threats to our religious liberties as a litigator in the trenches.  Mr. Muise is an accomplished litigator who specializes in First Amendment religion and free speech cases.  He has appeared on national television programs such as the O‚ÄôReilly Factor Hannity and ColmesFreedom WatchFox and Friends, and the Glenn Beck Program, among others.  He has also been interviewed on numerous local and national radio shows and for many national and local newspapers and periodicals, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco ChronicleWorldNet Daily, and others.  Mr. Muise has successfully litigated numerous cases in Michigan and around the country.  These include civil cases and defending against criminal prosecutions involving religious discrimination by The City of Dearborn and the military, among others.  He is also currently appealing a case involving the contraceptive mandate under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), representing a nonprofit, Priests for Life. The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) is a nonprofit Judeo-Christian law firm that fights for faith and freedom through litigation, education, and public policy initiatives.


Professor Frank S. Ravitch of the Michigan State University School of Law will be speaking about religious liberty from a more academic perspective.  Professor Ravitch is the Walter H. Stowers Chair of Law and Religion, an endowed chair at the MSU School of Law.  He teaches Constitutional Law and classes on Law and Religion, among others. He is the author of several books, and an extensive number of law review articles, essays, book reviews, and book chapters. He has made numerous public presentations explaining the law before school groups, community groups, and service clubs and has served as an expert commentator for print and broadcast media. Prior to his academic career he was in private practice and had served on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.  Professor Ravitch served as a Fulbright Scholar on the Faculty of Law at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, teaching courses relating to U.S. Constitutional Law, as well as Law and Religion. He has also authored a number of amicus briefs before the United States Supreme Court. He currently is working on a treatise, Religion and the State in American Law, due out next year.


Admission is free, but seating is limited to the first 200 people who register.  Please bring your paper ticket with you to the event.  Registration at the door may not be available if this event is full. 

Donations to help offset the costs of facilty rental may be made at the event.  Or, you may send a check payable to "The Gadsden Center, Inc." to:  The Gadsden Center, Inc., 10246 Crouse Road, Suite 841, Hartland MI 48353.

Individuals, businesses and churches are invited to help sponsor this event.  Sponsors will be recognized at the event, if they would like acknowledgement.  Sponsorship levels are $50, $100, $250 and $500 or more.  Sponsors may set out free literature on our sponsor tables, but space is limited so please request table space while it is available.  The deadline for sponsorships to be included in our printed materials is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

The Gadsden Center, Inc., is a non-partisan public policy research, advocacy and educational organization.  The Gadsden Center is dedicated to educating citizens about our state and federal constitutions and constitutional government, transparency and accountability in government, policy choices that enhance and protect individual and economic liberty, responsible spending and ensuring fair and proper elections.

The IRS has granted 501c4 nonprofit status to The Gadsden Center.  Contributions to The Gadsden Center, Inc., are not deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes, but may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses.

If you would like to help sponsor this event, or have questions, please use our Contact Form.



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