Religious Liberty Summit

The Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit will be an annual gathering of the foremost thought leaders on religious liberty. The summit will stimulate engaging conversations between scholars, advocates, and religious leaders about the future of religious liberty in the United States and around the world.

The inaugural Religious Liberty Summit will be held June 27-29, 2021, on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana. Subsequent summits will be held in Rome in 2022 and Jerusalem in 2023.

Each year during the summit, one individual will be honored with the Notre Dame Prize for Religious Liberty in recognition of achievement in preserving religious liberty. 

2021 Religious Liberty Summit Schedule

Attendance at the Religious Liberty Summit is by invitation only.

Sunday, June 27  
After 3:00 p.m. Check-In
Location: Morris Inn
7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Welcome / Social Hour
Location: Foley’s in Notre Dame Stadium
Monday, June 28  
7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Registration / Coffee and Pastries
Location: Smith Ballroom at the Morris Inn
9:00 to 9:45 a.m. Ecumenical Prayer Service
Location: Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Panel – “Overcoming Polarization of Religious Liberty”
Location: Smith Ballroom at the Morris Inn
11:15 to 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Panel – “Religious Liberty and the Press”
Location: Smith Ballroom at the Morris Inn
12:30 to 2:15 p.m. Lunch / Keynote and Interfaith Dialogue Panel
Location: Smith Ballroom at the Morris Inn
2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Panel – “International Threats to Religious Liberty”
Location: Smith Ballroom at the Morris Inn
3:15 to 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Campus Walking Tour (optional)
Location: Meet outside the Morris Inn
6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Cocktails
Location: Dahnke Ballroom in Notre Dame Stadium
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dinner (black tie optional)
Presentation of Notre Dame Prize for Religious Liberty
Location: Dahnke Ballroom in Notre Dame Stadium
8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Reception
Location: TBD
Tuesday, June 29  
12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Book Event: The Politics of Vulnerability by Asma T. Uddin
Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
5:15 p.m. Closing Mass
Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart