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SVC Center Plans Civitas Forum Oct. 9

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Posted: Thursday Sep 26, 2013

Sept. 26, 2013

Saint Vincent College and its Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government’s Center for Political and Economic Thought will host the annual Civitas Forum on Principles and Policies for Public Life on Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Fred M. Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.

The day’s schedule on the theme, religious liberty and the state, is as follows: 8:30 a.m., The Precarious Place of Religion in American Public Life: How Thomas Jefferson’s “Wall of Separation” Redefined Church-State Law and Policy, Daniel Dreisbach, professor, department of justice, law and society, American University; 9:30 a.m., Rethinking Religious Freedom in a Time of Great Unease, Thomas Messner, visiting fellow, The Heritage Foundation; 10:30 a.m., Religious Liberty Redefined, R.R. Reno, editor, First Things: A Journal of Religion, Culture, and Public Life; and 11:30 a.m., A Culture of Religious Liberty, Gerard V. Bradley, professor of law, University of Notre Dame School of Law.

All sessions are open to the public. There is no cost to attend.

For more information or to pre-register, please contact Mary Beth McConahey at marybeth.mcconahey@email.stvincent.edu.

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The Center for Political and Economic Thought is an interdisciplinary public affairs institution of Saint Vincent College. It sponsors research and education programs, primarily in the fields of politics, economics and moral-cultural affairs. The Center seeks to advance scholarship on philosophical and policy concerns related to freedom and Western civilization with particular regard to the American experience. The Center was founded in 1991 as an outgrowth of the Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, which was launched in 1986.

The Center’s programs include: The Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, the Government and Political Education Series, the Civitas Forum on Principles and Policies for Public Life, Culture and Policy Conferences, and Scholarships and Fellowships. In addition, the Center supports research and educational activities through its staff and it produces numerous publications.

The Center is a part of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government.

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