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New Event: Church/State - Strict Separation or Accommodation?

From: Nathan C.
Sent on: Monday, December 24, 2007 11:33 AM
Announcing a new event for Humanists of Minnesota!

What: Church/State - Strict Separation or Accommodation?

When: Saturday, January 26, 10:00 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: This should be of interest to anyone concerned about separation of church and state.

Why: Sign up, show up and get on our mailing list.

Event Description: This month's topic is a reschedule of the missed meeting in November:
We will view a video of Dr. John E. Finn, professor of Government at Wesleyan University, where he has taught for more than 20 years. He is a coauthor of "American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes." Professor Finn is an internationally recognized expert on constitutional law and political violence.

Synopsis: The Supreme Court, in Everson v. Board of Education (1947), insisted that the establishment clause envisions a strict "wall of separation" between church and state. That position is sometimes called the strict separationist position. In recent years, though, several members of the Court have rejected it in favor of the so-called accommodationist position, which would allow at least some forms of non-preferential governmental aid to religion. Finn explains that behind both positions are different visions about the proper relationship between church and state.

The presentation will be followed by a discussion session facilitated by our president, Scott Lohman.

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