Many Heritage alumni continue to have successful careers in areas of influence, even after they work in the building.
Roger Severino was the Director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, and worked at Heritage for two years before accepting a position as the Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While he has been there, he has stayed true to Heritage principles and has brought a passion for defending religious liberty to the department
On April 13th, The Wall Street Journal released an article that highlighted Mr. Severino’s most recent project: he now heads the new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division, who will focus on defending the rights of doctors, nurses, and other health workers who object to aiding in operations like abortion, assisted suicide, and other procedures that would violate their religious beliefs. He sees people of faith as an oppressed minority in a hostile environment, and wants to make sure that they receive all the protections that the Constitution can offer them.
What do you think of the state of religious liberty in America today?