Religious Liberty Summit 2023

London Skyline Bridge

Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit | London | July 11-13

Protecting Religious Liberty in a Rapidly Evolving Society


As it has in years past, the third annual invite-only Notre Dame Law School Religious Liberty Summit will convene the world’s leading defenders of religious liberty. The Summit will stimulate engaging conversations between scholars, advocates, practitioners, and religious leaders about the future of religious liberty in the United States and around the world.

Much like the city of London, our host for this year’s Summit, our theme of Protecting Religious Liberty in a Rapidly Evolving Society marries the old and the new; the traditional and the forward-looking. On that theme, this year’s Summit promises to address a wide variety of pressing issues related to freedom of religion or belief, from both an ecumenical perspective and within an academic paradigm. Featured topics include:

  • Justifications and Challenges for Treating Religion as Special;
  • Social Media and other Non-State Actors - Challenges and Opportunities for Religious Expression;
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Religious Liberty in the Corporate Space;
  • Fireside Chat with Professor Nazila Ghanea, Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief to the UN;
  • Religious Responses to the Rise of Autocracy; and
  • The Rise of Persecution against Religious Minorities.
Lord David Alton

This year the Notre Dame Prize for Religious Liberty will be awarded to Lord David Alton, a member of the Notre Dame Religious Liberty Initiative board of advisors, in recognition of his outstanding service preserving religious liberty around the world. The prize will be awarded at the London Summit’s culminating event, a black-tie gala on the evening of Thursday, July 13th. 

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Questions about our Summit? Reach out to Religious Liberty Initiative program manager Anna Bradley.

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