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Tolerance Means Dialogue, University of Illinois College of Law, 2016-present

TMD provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students for exploring the meaning of tolerance in various contested domains, like child welfare and faith healing or the intersection of nondiscrimination law with faith tenets. Dialogue partners include prominent gay rights thought leaders, including Yale University Professor William N. Eskridge, Jr., Legal Director to the National Center for Lesbian Rights Shannon Minter, and Wayne State philosopher John Corvino. Dialogues have been featured in the Christian Science Monitor, Forbes, Deseret News, and local media outlets. 

A new gift of Templeton Religion Trust of $233,145 will support the Dialogues in 2021-2023. Past gifts from Templeton Religion Trust and the First Amendment Partnership, aggregating to nearly $100,000, provided proof of principle that lifting voices of Millennials and Generation Z can be a constructive path forward out of the culture war (https://www.tolerancemeans.com) (Director and Founder, 2016-Present)

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The Tolerance Means Dialogue (TMD) is a project of the First Amendment Partnership and the University of Illinois College of Law, founded by Professor Wilson.

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