Family Research Council
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2013
CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller, (866) FRC-NEWS or (866) 372-6397

FRC to Host Becket Fund, Alliance Defending Freedom for Religious Liberty Lecture Webcast


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council (FRC) will host the Becket Fund and Alliance Defending Freedom for a webcast lecture event tomorrow - Wednesday, Feb. 20 - called "Religious Liberty in America." The event, held at 12 p.m. Eastern, will discuss the history of America's "First Freedom," and the growing hostility to religion in the public arena, which is chronicled in the survey "Religious Hostility in America," a joint project of FRC and Liberty Institute. Ken Klukowski, director of the Center for Religious Liberty at FRC, will be joined by Adele Keim, legal counsel at the Becket Fund, and Kellie Fiedorek, litigation counsel with ADF.

Ken Klukowski serves as director of the Center for Religious Liberty at FRC. Klukowski is a contributor to many media outlets, including Fox Forum at FOXNews.com, BigGovernment.com and Townhall.com and is a fellow and senior legal analyst with the American Civil Rights Union.

Adele Keim joined the Becket Fund as legal counsel in 2012 after spending four years as an associate in the appellate practice at Winston & Strawn in Washington, D.C. From 2007 to 2008, Adele clerked for Hon. Edith Brown Clement on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. Before she became a lawyer, Adele worked for a Canadian Member of Parliament and spent two years covering international religious freedom and social issues for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. Adele received her A.B. in Politics, magna cum laude, from Princeton University in 2001 and graduated from Notre Dame Law School with honors in 2007.

Kellie Fiedorek serves as litigation counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom. Prior to joining Alliance Defending Freedom, Fiedorek was staff counsel and director of federal government affairs for Americans United for Life from 2010-2012. Fiedorek earned her J.D. from Ave Maria School of Law in 2009. Before graduating from law school, she completed the Alliance Defending Freedom leadership development program to become a Blackstone Fellow in 2008. She received her B.A. in theology in 2006, graduating cum laude from the University of Dallas. Fiedorek is a member of the state bar of Florida.

WHO:

Ken Klukowski, Director, Center for Religious Liberty at FRC

Adele Keim, Legal Counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

Kellie Fiedorek, Litigation Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom

WHAT: Webcast lecture entitled "Religious Liberty in America"

WHEN: 12 p.m. Eastern, TOMORROW, Wednesday, Feb. 20

WHERE: In person: FRC Media Center, 801 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001; Online: http://www.frc.org/eventregistration/religious-liberty-in-america

A light luncheon will be provided for in-person attendees.

To read the survey "Religious Hostility in America," click here: http://www.religioushostility.org/

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