CityViews 11/1/12: The Founders and Faith/Youth, Food and Growth



Segment 1:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” That’s the start of Constitution’s First Amendment, a phrase that effectively separates church from state. A new book and PBS documentary  traces the roots of American religious liberty and on Thursday, we’ll talk about the beginnings of faith and politics in the U.S.


  • Lee Groberg, co-author, “First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty”
  • Kathy Gordon, Covenant Communications


The Center for Constitutional Studies at Utah Valley University will host the Utah premiere of the PBS special “First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty” and an accompanying discussion panel on Friday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Sorensen Student Center’s Ragan Theater.





Segment 2:

The 10 youth who participated in a summer farming project are enjoying the bounty of the harvest and appreciating fruits of their labors. As part of the Real Food Rising project, they grew over 3,500 pounds of produce and spent 681 hours volunteering with soup kitchens and food pantries. On Thursday, we’ll learn more about this new summer youth program.


  • Mike Evans, Utahns Against Hunger


The Real Food Rising program will hold a fall fundraiser  to support expanding the youth farming program on Thursday, Nov. 8 at Rico’s Warehouse. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door.