Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The goal of this Symposium is for an interdisciplinary group of experts on
various religious traditions to describe the constitutional relationship
between "their" religion and one or more nations. These scholars will
discuss history, significant constitutional and statutory provisions,
important court cases, major political and social controversies, etc. They
will also make normative judgments about whether these governments, their
legal systems and their courts adequately respect free exercise and
As the presentations and debate unfold, the speakers will address
questions regarding the dignity of persons, what role governments should
play in promoting more virtuous societies, how religion influences
constitutions and legal systems, and what limits should exist on state
involvement with religion.
More about the Symposium, including registration info, here.