DVAU Second Annual Church-State Issues Symposium, Saturday April 9: Program Guide and Speaker List

Delaware Valley Chapter
Americans United for Separation of Church and State

presents
SECOND CHURCH-STATE ISSUES SYMPOSIUM
Saturday | 9 April 2011 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street, Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA 19106

PROGRAM

9:00 – 9:15 Introduction

Ed Joyce, President, Delaware Valley Chapter Americans United for Separation of Church and State

9:15 – 9:40 THEOLEGAL DEMOCRACY: DO PUBLIC OFFICIALS USE THEOLOGY TO DETERMINE LAW IN THE UNITED STATES?

Rev. Nate Walker, Columbia University and First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia

9:45 – 10:10 HIGHER LAW IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE: A NEW INTERPRETATION OF CHURCH AND STATE”

Bruce Ledewitz, Professor, Duquesne Law School, Pittsburg

10:10 – 10:25 Break

10:25 – 10:50 MODERN-DAY MONKEY TRIALS: LITIGATING SCIENCE IN CHURCH-STATE CASES

Greg Lipper, Litigation Counsel, Americans for Separation Church and State, Washington, D.C.

10:55 – 11:20 DEBUNKING THE TOP FIVE MYTHS OF THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE

Brent Walker, Executive Director, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, Washington, D.C.

11:25 – 12:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE – IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT SCHOOL PRAYER ANYMORE; IT’S ABOUT EVERYTHING

Rev. Barry Lynn, Executive Director, Americans United for Separation of Church & State, Washington, D.C.

12:30 – 1:15 Lunch

1:15 – 1:40 WE THE PEOPLE MUST RESTORE THE WALL OF SEPARATION BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE

Burton Caine, Professor, Chair, Americans for Religious Liberty, Temple Law School, Philadelphia

1:45 – 2:10 UNION OR SEPARATION OF RELIGION AND STATE?

Leonard J. Swidler, Professor, Department of Religion, Temple University, Philadelphia

2:15 – 2:40 THE “LEGISLATIVE PRAYER” DILEMMA

Frank Corrado, Esq., President, American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, Partner, Barry Corrado Grassi & Gibson, PC, Wildwood, NJ

2:40 – 2:50 Break

2:50 – 3:15 THE FOUNDERS AND ENLIGHTENMENT PHILOSOPHY

Joan Woolfrey, Professor, Department of Philosophy, West Chester University, West Chester, PA

3:20 – 3:45 A COMMITMENT TO CHURCH-STATE SEPARATION CHALLENGED: BAPTISTS IN THE SOUTH AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Bruce T. Gourley, Executive Director, Baptist History and Heritage Society, Atlanta, Ga.

3:50 – 4:15 THE RELIGIOUS RHETORIC OF BARACK OBAMA AND GEORGE W. BUSH

Rogers Smith, Distinguished Professor, Political Science Department, University of Pennsylvania

4:15 – 5:00 Roundtable Discussion with the Speakers

(Abstracts of the talks can be found at: dvau.org)

Register at: au.org or by phone at 202-466-3234 ext. 215
Parking: Onsite garage located on Race Street between 5th & 6th Streets. Cost $9
Lunch: Cafeteria Available Onsite
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