From Silver to Gold: The Next Twenty-Five Years in Law and Religion
Emory Law School’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion is putting on an amazing conference about the next twenty-five years in law & religion, scheduled for October 24-26, 2007.
Here’s a summary of what the conference organizers, Professors John Witte and Frank Alexander, have set as the goals for the conference:
To celebrate its silver anniversary, the Center for
the Study of Law and Religion is asking two dozen distinguished
scholars to apply their prophetic voices to this area of study. These
distinguished colleagues will anticipate and articulate the hardest
questions of law and religion to be faced during the next 25 years, and
they will formulate and illustrate how these questions might be best
approached and answered. They will share their thoughts in a series of
keynotes, lectures, and panel discussions during our October
conference, which will also feature many of their major publications.
Their work will address the themes most central to
our study during the past quarter-century, themes we believe will
remain critical to study in the years ahead:
• Religious liberty, human rights, and the relations of religions and states;
• Sex, marriage, and family life; and
• Christian, Jewish, and Islamic legal studies.
I’m just happy my paper is scheduled to be delivered early, so that I can concenrate on everyone else’s paper with no worries!