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The Savannah Seminar Religious Freedom and Democracy

April 12-16, 2023

The Savannah Seminar
Religious Freedom and Democracy

Equipping Rising Leaders to Build a Free and Flourishing Society

The CRCD’s Savannah Seminar provides students the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics related to the American founding, democratic ideals, and the important role that religious ideas and institutions play in the development of free and flourishing societies.

Savannah Seminar

The Savannah Seminar Experience

Founded in 1733 as the British colonial capital of Georgia, Savannah is one of America’s most historically significant and beautiful cities. Savannah is an appropriate venue for the CRCD’s Seminar on Democratic Ideals, as it embodied early American experiments in pluralism, religious liberty, and civil society. During the course of this five-day event, participants will enjoy interactive seminars, see the historic areas of the city on guided tours, and develop lasting friendships with peers and mentors.

Who Should Apply?

The Savannah Seminar is designed primarily for upper-level undergraduate students, although outstanding recent graduates and other students are welcome to apply. Students can be enrolled in any field of study, but will want to make sure to have exposure to the humanities and social sciences. Successful applicants will be high-performing with excellent letters of recommendations and writing samples.

All accepted participants will receive a travel stipend to cover airfare as well as all lodging, meals, and program materials in Savannah.

Savannah Seminar
Savannah Seminar
Savannah Seminar


The Savannah Seminar on Religious Freedom will take place April 12-16, 2023 in Savannah, Georgia.

The Savannah Seminar is open to any college junior or senior pursuing an undergraduate degree. All who are eager to deepen their knowledge of America’s first freedom and learn how they can advance the cause of religious liberty are welcome, regardless of field of study or career path.

Required application items include:

  • Completed online application
  • Résumé
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Writing Sample

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