Topic: 1. Freedom of Religion vs. Freedom of Worship
2. Update on Attacks on Religious Freedom/Current Litigation
When: Monday January 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Where: Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, north of Lewisburg along Route 15
Prior to joining PFI, Mr. Wenger’s legal practice specialized in public policy law including the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, the definition of marriage, gambling, and whether special rights should be given on the basis of sexual orientation. He has also written a number of Amicus Curie briefs in the area of homosexual marriage, adoption, and intelligent design.
Mr. Wenger grew up in Lancaster County and attended Lancaster Mennonite High School. He studied international business at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania and graduated with a degree in economics from the University of Chicago in 1993. Following graduation he worked in the strategy wing of Coopers & Lybrand’s management consulting division. Mr. Wenger graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2000. He served as president of the law school’s Christian Legal Society. Upon graduation, Mr. Wenger clerked for the Honorable James R. Cavanaugh of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
The mission of the Pennsylvania Family Institute is to strengthen families by restoring to public life the traditional, foundational principles and values essential for the well-being of society. PFI is the only full-time, professionally staffed non-profit organization representing family values in the state capitol. They encourage responsible citizenship and involvement in civic affairs to promote respect for life, family, marriage, and religious liberty.
Through its Independence Law Center, the Institute engages in the legal arena, defending the constitutional rights of citizens against challenges to life and religious freedom as well as advocating for the historic and beneficial role of family and marriage.