Sept. 25 event will examine non-establishment, free exercise of religion
Sept. 25 event will examine non-establishment, free exercise of religionSeptember 16, 2007Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
As part of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications’ yearlong celebration of the First Amendment, a two-part discussion on non-establishment and free exercise of religion will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Hendricks Chapel.
“Whose Religious Freedom? Contemporary Conflicts in Living with the First Amendment” is sponsored by Hendricks Chapel and the Luce Project in Religion, Media and International Relations, and is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the University’s visitor pay lots.
The event will begin at 4 p.m. with a discussion on non-establishment with William Wiecek, Chester Adgate Congdon Professor of Public Law and Legislation in the College of Law and professor of history in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and The College of Arts and Sciences.
Event participants will break at 5:15 p.m. and reconvene at 6 p.m. for a panel discussion on freedom of conscience. The panel will include the University’s chaplains and the Rev. Thomas V. Wolfe, dean of Hendricks Chapel. The discussion will be moderated by Gustav Niebuhr, associate professor of religion and the media and co-director of the Luce Project in Religion, Media and International Relations.
For more information on the event, contact Hendricks Chapel at 443-2901.