Let Freedom Ring - Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion at Alvernia University 
Saturday, June 30, 9 a.m., in Bernardine Lecture Hall

Moderated by: 
Jay Worrall (Alvernia University)


JERRY VIGNA, PH.D. (Professor of Theology, Alvernia University)

PHILIP MURREN (Attorney, PA Catholic Conference)
RODNEY HOWSARE (Theologian, DeSales University)

Do You Cherish America's Freedoms?

So do millions of fellow Americans of all faiths. Unfortunately, our nation's most sacred liberty—Freedom of Religion—is now challenged by Federal health mandates requiring religious institutions and individuals to violate their moral teachings.

Let Religious Freedom Ring was created to provide everyone, of all faiths, with the means to voice principled opposition to this government attempt to erode our First Freedom. Our efforts originate in the Diocese of Allentown (PA), but the critical nature of our message goes beyond all borders.

Please join us for a panel discussion about your religious freedoms. Make a stand with your voice...and your values. Because America's Freedom of Religion is too sacred for silence.

The Let Freedom Ring initiative is sponsored by the Diocese of Allentown, Alvernia University, DeSales University, and Sacred Heart Hospital.


9:00 a.m. — Gathering and coffee

9:30 a.m. — Opening prayer

9:45 a.m. — Panel discussion

10:45 a.m. — Open forum

11:30 a.m. — Call to action and closing prayer

Start Date: 6/30/2012 10:00 am
End Date: 6/30/2012 12:00 pm
Location: Alvernia University - Bernardine Lecture Hall
  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
  • Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
  • Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
  • Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
  • Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
  • Athletics: NCAA Division III, member of the Commonwealth Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation and member of Eastern College Athletic Conference, 8 men’s and 10 women’s intercollegiate sports.

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