September 4, 2019

Craig Parshall, General Counsel





Religious Rights in an Age of Wrongs

NRB General Counsel Craig Parshall to lead religious liberty discussion with Muslim attorney/author Asma Uddin and journalist/author Steven Waldman

WASHINGTON (NRB) – We have only one First Amendment. But is it really up to the task of ensuring religious liberty for America’s multitude of different – and sometimes clashing – faiths? Are America’s institutions of media, academia, and culture helping or hurting this nation’s struggle to preserve religious freedom? Can there be a level playing field in the law and in the culture when it comes to religion?

These, and other questions, will be addressed on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in the National Press Club’s Zenger Room in Washington, D.C., in a unique three-way conversation between two civil liberty attorneys – one a Muslim, the other an Evangelical Christian – and a career national journalist.

Civil liberties attorney and General Counsel for NRB, Craig Parshall, will be launching the discussion with Muslim religious rights attorney and scholar Asma Uddin, the author of the recently released When Islam Is Not a Religion, joined by national journalist and media veteran Steven Waldman, whose most recent book is Sacred Liberty – America’s Long, Bloody, and Ongoing Struggle for Religious Freedom.

Parshall calls this event “a unique window into the blunt, controversial questions that most divide America’s religious communities when it comes to civil rights and public responsibilities, as well as an exploration into what could also unite us.”

The event is hosted by NRB ( and sponsored by NRBTV (

Journalists who desire to cover the event must contact Kenneth Chan (, 202-849-8453) in advance. A limited number of seats will be reserved for credentialed members of the press.

About NRB

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