Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer’s Work – Sanctuary Places in America: One Year of the Trump Administration
Although the concept of sanctuary cities has deep roots in the western tradition, new sanctuary movement has emerged in response to the Trump administration’s deportation policies. Churches, Mosques, Synagogues and other places of worship are declaring — or considering declaring — themselves sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants.
This panel will explore the current use and interpretation of the term “sanctuary,” how it comes into play in policies around law enforcement, religious and educational settings, and the current administration’s position.
It will also explore the moral issues associated with local sanctuary policies and examine three arguments in its favor: public safety, civil disobedience, and collective resistance arguments.
Jonathan Nelson, partner at Nelson Madden & Black, LLP
Gemma Solimene, Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Fordham Law School
Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Executive Director of T’ruah – The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
Engy Abdelkader, Lecturer at Rutgers University
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Fordham Gabelli School of Business
140 West 62nd Street
RSVP by February 21st or at the door
Fee: $65 for practitioners ($55 for public interest attorneys and Fordham alumni)
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits have been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for a maximum of two (2) nontransitional professional practice credits
Catholic Law Students: Saint Thomas More Society