Conference on Justice and Social Concerns: Religious Freedom (Sept. 27-28)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
All day event
Event Type
Special Event
Greg Zlotnick, Law Public Interest Program
School of Law

The St. Mary's University School of Law will host the Conference on Justice and Social Concerns, whose topic is Religious Freedom, on Sept. 27 and 28.

Wednesday, Sept. 27

9:20 a.m., Invocation

9:25 a.m., Religious Freedom in Higher Education: Religious Expression at a Catholic University

10:20 a.m., Student Panel: Religious Life on Campus

11:20 a.m., Community Panel: Religious Freedom in South Texas

2:30 p.m., Rosenfield Lecture: Religious Freedom in the Courts

4:15 p.m., Student Open Forum

7 p.m., Lin Great Speakers Series Keynote Presentation
Religious Freedom and the Universality of Human Rights: A Modernist Islamic Perspective

Thursday, Sept. 28

9:45 a.m., Judicial Panel: Faith, Religion and the Legal Profession

2:30 p.m., Lecture: Religious Freedom in an Era of Polarization

4:15 p.m., Student Open Forum

7 p.m. Lin Great Speakers Series Keynote Presentation
Constitutional Structures, Civic Virtue, and Political Culture

This program is meant to invoke dialogue and even debate, recognizing the value of critical thinking and healthy tension. The value of a Catholic, liberal arts education is to learn to engage, to think critically and creatively, to dialogue well, and to do so from a place of compassion and respect, rooted in love for one another and a desire to be agents of positive change in our world.

For more information, please contact Greg Zlotnick at


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