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Conference To Examine Issues Of Church / State Separation

February 12, 2002-- Current issues arising from the political separation of religion and government, one of the central pillars of American democracy, will be analyzed at a two-day conference at the University of Virginia School of Law Feb. 15 and 16.

Leading national scholars and policymakers will convene for Beyond Separation: Church and State, a program of 10 seminars probing such matters as the Founding Fathers’ intentions, modern First Amendment interpretation, religious freedom, faith-based initiatives and school vouchers.

Sponsored by the U.Va.-based Journal of Law and Politics, the conference talks are open to the public for a registration fee of $60. Final versions of papers will be published by the journal this summer.

Symposium presenters include University of Chicago law professor Philip Hamburger on contemporary interpretation of the separation principle, Columbia University law professor Kent Greenawalt on teaching about religion in schools, and Melissa Rogers, former executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee, on how separation protects and fosters religious freedom. Sessions start at 8:45 a.m. in the Law School’s Slaughter Hall Room 278 and end at 4:30 p.m. Registration includes lunch both days.

Contact: Mike Marshall, (434) 924-3763

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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