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Religious Freedom and Religious Conflict: Dignitatis Humanae in the 21st Century  

Cross and FlagThe year 2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Vatican II’s Declaration on Religious Freedom.

But Vatican II’s statement was a beginning, not an end. In the ensuing fifty years, heated debated has taken place across the globe on religious liberty and its juridical effects. How can the Church lead today in finding peaceful ways, through law, toward settling religious conflicts both within and between states? How, in pluralistic societies, are religion, culture and civil law properly integrated? Should states draw on the resources of religion for the ordering of public life?

These and other crucial questions will be discussed on Tuesday, April 28, at 7:30 pm, by two distinguished scholars from Princeton’s Center of Theological Inquiry (CTI), an institute devoted to advanced theological research and to creative thinking on issues arising from Christianity’s encounter with society.

Seton Hall University warmly welcomes Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution-Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, and Robin W. Lovin, Director of Research at CTI, the Cary Maguire University Professor of Ethics emeritus at Southern Methodist University, and former president of the Society of Christian Ethics.

Their conversation will be moderated by the Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Guarino, professor of systematic theology at Seton Hall’s School of Theology. We invite you to engage these distinguished visiting scholars as they share with us their vital insights into the most urgent and decisive issues of our time.

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Categories: Faith and Service

For more information, please contact:

  • Cathy Xavier
  • (973) 761-9238
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