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Religious Freedom Matters

The Conscience Project and the National Catholic Register have teamed up on Religious Freedom Matters – a podcast that offers a voice for religious believers in defense of liberty. The season 1 (our pilot series) delved into the challenges faithful Americans face from a dominant cultural force that has unmoored many in society from moral and religious roots.  Our newest podcasts in season 2 focus on education and the ways religious freedom in America is under attack in the very places that should be upholding it – our schools and universities.

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Rebecca Shah (l) and Ambassador Sam Brownback

Ambassador Sam Brownback and Rebecca Shah (Season 4 — Ep. 5)

Our guests on this episode of Religious Freedom Matters are Sam Brownback, a former U.S. senator and Kansas governor who served as the U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom from 2018 to 2021, and Rebecca Shah, principal investigator for the Religion and Economic Empowerment Project (REEP) and a senior fellow at the Archbridge Institute.