Georgetown Symposium to Examine Catholic Perspectives on Religious Freedom
September 10, 2012
Catholic scholars will convene at a conference titled “Catholic Perspectives on Religious Freedom” hosted by the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Maryland Catholic Conference. The symposium is one of dozens held by the Religious Freedom Project since January 2011 to explore different understandings of religious liberty as it relates to other fundamental freedoms; its importance for democracy; and its role in social and economic development, international diplomacy, and the struggle against violent religious extremism.
Since the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Church has placed considerable emphasis on the importance of religious freedom as a matter of human dignity and individual flourishing, and as central to a just and democratic society.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl will deliver keynote remarks on "Religious Liberty in a Pluralistic Society" as part of the symposium. In addition, three panels of leading Catholic scholars will discuss issues of religious liberty in the United States and abroad.
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Panel I: Dignitatis Humanae and the Legacy of Vatican II
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Keynote: Religious Liberty in a Pluralistic Society: The Legacy of Dignitatis Humanae
1:45 - 3:15 p.m. | Panel II: Religious Freedom, the Church, and International Law
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. | Panel III: Conflicts Between Religious Freedom and Other Rights Claims
Detailed biographies are available at http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/events/catholic-perspectives-on-religious-liberty
Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Copley Formal Lounge
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs
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