Law, Religion & Morality

Wednesday February 1st, 2017 - 10:15 AM
(1.0 CLE) The United States is paradoxically one of the most religious, and also secular countries in the world. Bound by constitutional architecture that requires separation of church and state, and also demands the protection of religious liberty, we live by design, in a legal structure that is often at war with itself. Laws are passed to foster religious outcomes, and defended as secular. The courts are populated by religious people and bound to respect religion, but we have no language for the dangers of that proposition. We need to contemplate using the legal system to ensure moral outcomes, without promoting sectarian outcomes. How can we continue to use the language and values of morality without denigrating religious minorities?
Speakers: Dahlia Lithwick
Written Material(s): Law Religion and Morality.pdf

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