Religious Liberty Issues in Healthcare


Location: McCartan Courtroom, Eck Hall of Law

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The Religious Liberty Initiative and the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture are holding a panel discussion titled "Religious Liberty Issues in Healthcare" on Wednesday, October 26, at 5:00 p.m. in the Eck Courtroom, followed by a reception in the Eck Commons. The panelists are Peter Banko, CEO of Centura Health; Dr. Lydia Dugdale, Director of the Columbia Center for Clinical Medical Ethics; Rabbi Shmuel Lefkowitz, President of Chayim Aruchim; and Louis Brown, Executive Director of Christ Medicus. 

The panel will address issues ranging from the legal challenges facing religious healthcare systems, cultural challenges facing medical students and doctors, the protection of religious rights of minority religions, and current issues in medical licensing and regulation. The panel will be moderated by the Director of the deNicola Center for Ethics and Culture, O. Carter Snead. A reception will follow for all event attendees in the Eck Commons until 8:15 p.m. Open to all students, faculty, and staff.

This event will be livestreamed and a recording will be made available on the Religious Liberty Initiative’s YouTube channel in the coming weeks.