Tues, March 1 Symposium on Religion and Politics in DC

Religion in American Politics and Society: A Model for Other Countries?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 9:00 AM, Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University, Lunch will be served.

Keynote address by Roman Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver

Featured panelists include Imam Feisal Rauf, Rabbi David Saperstein, Jim Wallis, and John Witte

These and other panelists will discuss the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian perspective in three sessions.

Is the dominant American approach to religion, society, and the state worthy of emulation in other countries? The question is not only academic, but it has policy implications both for the American future and for U.S. efforts to promote religious freedom and democracy worldwide. It intersects with global controversies about international norms, national self-determination, proselytism, and the rights of religious communities. On March 1, 2011, Georgetown University will bring together leading scholars and practitioners to discuss these issues. Three panels will examine these questions from the perspective of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, respectively. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver will deliver a lunchtime keynote address. The symposium is sponsored by Georgetown's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and is made possible through the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation.

For additional information including the day-long agenda, please see the event website.


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