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In Defence of Religious Liberty


On May 15th, Rabbi Sacks received the highest honour awarded by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, America’s premier religious liberty law firm, at the 19th anniversary Canterbury Medal Dinner at the Pierre in New York City, NY. Each year, Becket’s Canterbury Medal is given to an individual who has “most resolutely refused to render to Caesar that which is God’s.” Watch a recording of Rabbi Sacks’ acceptance speech where he offered a passionate defence of religious liberty, explaining why it was not just important to American society, but to the world.

To read a transcript of this lecture, please click here.

An audio version of this keynote address is available by subscribing to Rabbi Sacks’ podcast via the iTunes Store here.

To read a comment piece by Bill McGurn that was published about the dinner in The New York Post, please click here.

Other videos from the evening:

Introduction to Rabbi Sacks by Prof Robert George

Remarks by Cardinal  Timothy Dolan