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17 Jun
Building Faith: Protecting Religious Freedom Through Land Use Laws
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Lectures, Symposia, Etc.


Continuing Education

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Alumni, Undergraduate Students, Staff, Faculty, Graduate Students


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School of Law
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Building Faith: Protecting Religious Freedom Through Land Use Laws

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law is proud to co-sponsor an unique CLE event with the Duquesne University School of Law. In recent years, legal disputes between communities of faith and municipalities across the country have increased, including here in Western Pennsylvania. For example, zoning regulations may conflict with the plans of communities of faith to build or expand houses of worship, religious schools, or cemeteries. Come join this discussion to learn how federal law - in particular, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) - affects local land use and zoning policy by carving out vital protections for faith communities, while imposing reasonable obligations upon municipal entities.

Our panelists will also discuss how religious communities have used RLUIPA to protect themselves from discriminatory practices and processes, and how municipal entities have responded to these issues.

Registration is free, $45 for CLE credit. Register here.

1.5 hours of Pennsylvania CLE credit pending

Monday, June 17 at 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.