A religious history and modern strategy course on the development and effective use (by progressives) of the increasing zone of protection for the exercise of religious freedom. The course is a combination of a consideration of what is religion, what needs to be protected in a parallel universe (Calvin is discussed), does religious freedom require a market economy (as opposed to mere sophistication in legal rights) and concludes with a substantial unit on the potential for modern activism - immigrants, gay rights, poverty rights, Native American rights and climate change. Includes a session on how conservatives took over the religious freedom zone in the modern era.