Tolerance Means Dialogue

Religious Liberty and the Culture War Over LGBT Rights: Can University Students Make a Difference?

Date & Time:

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


University of St. Thomas School of Law
Room 446

When values like non-discrimination interact with faith, many see friction and no solutions. We see a better way: talking to each other. The Tolerance Means Dialogues are about working together to move forward, not about relitigating the past. The Dialogue draws on your insights about more constructive ways to live together with our differences.

Dialogue Catalysts:

  • Shannon Minter, Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
  • Robin Fretwell Wilson, Professor, University of Illinois College of Law
  • Thomas Berg, James. L. Oberstar Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of St. Thomas School of Law (moderator)

Submit a 500-word essay on what tolerance means to you by Monday, March 26, 2018. Two students will win a $750 scholarship. Learn more, submit your essay, and watch the livestream at

Students who tweet #tolerancemeans have a chance to win a $250 Social Engagement Prize!

To make an accessibility request, call Disability Resources at (651) 962-6315.