Do Bills of Rights Protect or Endanger Religious Freedom

From July 14, 2011 18:30 until July 14, 2011 19:30

 

Do Bills of Rights Protect or Endanger Religious Freedom: The American Constitutional Experience

Date: Thu 14/07/2011    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue:    Melbourne Law School - 185 Pelham street Carlton

Speaker: Professor John Witte, Emory University.

Description: The Sir George Turner Lecture: Professor John Witte, “Do Bills of Rights Protect or Endanger Religious Freedom: The American Constitutional Experience”

In the recent national debate over Bills of Rights many religious groups argued that religious freedom would be threatened by formal rights protection. In this public lecture, Professor John Witte will argue that the American experiences demonstrates that constitutional protection of religious freedom can be a benefit to religion. Professor Witte is director of the Centre for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University and one of the world's foremost scholars of religious freedom.

Contact/Registration:   click here to register online


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