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Conference examines religion and American public life, Oct. 22-23

The role of religion in American public life will be debated at a conference Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23, in 104 Computer Science Building.

Titled "How Naked a Public Square? Reconsidering the Place of Religion in American Public Life," the conference will run from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Scholars from a variety of perspectives will discuss, among other topics, the status of religion in American constitutional law and the place of religion in pluralistic societies.

The conference is sponsored by James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton, the Center for Religious Inquiry Across the Disciplines at Baylor University and the American Public Philosophy Institute. For more information, call (609) 258-5107 or visit the Madison program Web site .

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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