Religion in Public Life

Dec 7, 2010

Religion in Public Life "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." American's have debated that phrase before the ink on the constitution's first amendment was dry. Today politicians compete for religious fervor and favor from constituents and the annual war between the meaning of Christmas is back. We look at the role of religion in public life in advance of a WFAE public conversation on the same topic. Guests Dr. Sean McCloud - Assoc. Professor, Religious Studies at UNC Charlotte Shawn Murphy - Treasurer/Spokesperson, Charlotte Atheists and Agnostics Rev. Philip Allen - President, Western NC Chapter, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State Add and read comments WFAE Public Conversation: Religion in Public Life We'll explore the intersection of religion and public life in the Charlotte area. Panel and audience discuss the role of religion in politics, the 'separation of church and state,' and more. Date: Thursday Dec. 9th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm Place: Mint Museum on Randolph Road Details and registration