In celebration of Constitution Day, the College of Law hosted the event Tolerance Means Dialogue - Religious Liberty and the Culture War Over LGBT Rights: Can University Students Make a Difference?
The Tolerance Means Dialogues are public discussions designed to bring together students and thought leaders to find more constructive approaches to living together in a pluralistic society. As the most diverse generation, millennials are already navigating these issues, so they are uniquely situated to chart the way forward and break through impasses.
As part of the Dialogues, students have the opportunity to win a scholarship by submitting an essay on what tolerance means to them and how their experiences could help forge a better society. In addition to a monetary prize, winners also take center stage at the Dialogue itself.
Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, Director of the Family Law and Policy Program at the College of Law, helped launch the Dialogues series last year, and has been traveling to college campuses all over the country to host the events.
Following the event at the University of Illinois, she spoke at length with a reporter from Deseret News about the series.
"People think, 'I have to side with this value. I can't side with that one,'" she said. "Culture war conflicts (create) an either/or. Well how about 'and'?"
Read the full Deseret News profile.