WASHINGTON (RNS) — As former religious freedom ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook stood before a class of black theological students, one raised his hand to ask her if it had been challenging to work with atheists and agnostics. The new pilot course is part of a partnership with the theological school of Virginia Union University and the Religious Freedom Center, a nonpartisan initiative of the Freedom Forum Institute. Sheila Davis, an African Methodist Episcopal pastor in Baltimore, said Johnson Cook helped her understand religious freedom from a different point of view. “When we think about this notion of religious freedom and we think about the cups of life, what cups are on the tables that we set?” she asked. Void also is considering applying to the Baptist Joint Committee and White House fellow programs to continue to advocate for religious freedom.
Source: Ethiopian News January 10, 2019 21:33 UTC