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FFRF underwrites virtual law symposium

FFRF is proudly underwriting a scholar-studded virtual symposium by the Roger Williams University School of Law focusing on the separation between state and church.

The one-day online seminar (“Is This a Christian Nation?”) will be held Sept. 25. (The symposium was initially slated to be held in March in Bristol, R.I, but was postponed because of the coronavirus pande

“Is This a Christian Nation?” symposium


Some of the nation’s foremost First Amendment specialists are assembling in an attempt to grapple with the timely subject.

Among them is Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of the University of California Berkeley School of Law. Chemerinsky is considered one of the most prominent legal scholars and public intellectuals in the nation.

Other notables include University of Pennsylvania Professor Marci A. Hamilton; John A. Ragosta, historian at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello; Teresa M. Bejan, associate professor of political theory at Oxford University; and Steven K. Green, director of the Willamette Center for Religion, Law and Democracy.

FFRF, which is underwriting the symposium’s costs, thanks its Legal Director Rebecca Markert, a graduate of the Roger Williams University School of Law, and FFRF Strategic Response Director Andrew Seidel, as well the Roger Williams University School of Law itself, for their work and initiative in making possible this symposium.

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