May 21, 2014
By Lori Windham, Senior Counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
“In America, the tree of liberty has religious roots. Don’t believe you can sever those roots and have the tree of liberty survive.”
Those words came from Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, this year’s Canterbury Medalist. Sitting in the room Thursday night, I watched Catholics, Sikhs, Mormons, Jews and Evangelicals stand together to applaud Rabbi Sacks, who gave an impassioned defense of religious freedom. The entire speech is here, and it is well worth your time.