You may have seen AU’s announcement last week that registration is now open for the Summit for Religious Freedom (SRF) in April 2023! SRF is the hub for our collective fight for religious freedom, church-state separation and the issues that depend on them, such as LGBTQ+ equality, reproductive rights, protecting public schools and more.
Participants can attend in person in Washington, D.C., for the full program, or virtually for a curated selection of activities as part of our efforts to make the event accessible to all. We know that attending a conference in person or virtually can be financially out of reach for many. That’s why we’re excited to offer scholarships to cover registration, travel, and/or hotel.
Everyone is welcome to attend SRF, from longtime advocates to those just discovering church-state separation and its critical role in protecting our democracy, our equality and our rights. If attending the conference is financially challenging for you, we hope you’ll consider applying for a scholarship.
Americans United is committed to making SRF as accessible as possible, to as many people as possible, We aim to reflect the diversity of the movement needed to preserve freedom without favor and equality without exception.
Scholarships are available for those who otherwise would not be able to afford to attend, with a number of those scholarships reserved specifically for young people under age 25. You can apply for a scholarship to cover registration to attend in Washington, D.C., or virtually, and if you plan to join us in D.C., scholarships are also available for travel and hotel costs.
Remember, the priority deadline for scholarship applications to attend SRF in person is Nov. 21, 2022. Applicants may still be considered after the deadline on a rolling basis, but you are strongly encouraged to apply before Nov. 21 in order to guarantee consideration. Applications to attend virtually will be accepted into early 2023, but we can’t guarantee those will be considered if all the scholarships are already allocated.
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