Religious Freedom & the American Experiment

Timeline of Events

Constitution Day Speaker 
Dr. Yasmeen Daifallah
Thursday, September 21 @7:00
Lower Cube

Constitutional Studies Fellowships
Application Deadline:
November 15
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Constitution Essay Contest
Fall Semester: essays due November 15
Rules and Instructions

Constitution Speech Contest
Spring 2018

6th Annual Constitutional Studies Lecture
Spring 2018

Public Education Event
November 2, 2017
Trinity Lounge

Lecture Series
Feb. 19/March 15/April 11


How do we talk about religious freedom?

Thanks to a generous gift by the Apgar Foundation, Carroll College is excited to announce the commencement of a yearlong program entitled “Religious Freedom and the American Experiment.”  This series of events, which follows the past two years' successful programs, will be offered in 2017-2018, and feature: student fellowships, essay and speech contests, a student reading group, a teacher education workshop, a public education event on religious freedom and modern liberal democracy and numerous public lectures. All activities pertain to the study of the tradition of constitutional government, with particular emphasis on religious freedom in the context of "the American experiment." The program demonstrates its commitment to liberal education by emphasizing the importance of the study of the great books to civic education.

Our goal is to engage the Helena community in this exploration.  We hope to broaden students’ learning opportunities, increase faculty development, provide opportunities to bring students and faculty together, and prepare all educators to teach the founding texts of the U.S. Constitution.  

Check back here for more information on upcoming events.  If you have a question about our program of events, the Constitutional Studies minor, or about how you can support the study of the constitutional government at Carroll College, please contact:

Dr. William Parsons
Director, Constitutional Studies Center