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Talk set on separation of church and state, April 25

A lecture titled "Facts and Fictions of the Separation of Church and State: There Is No Wall" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, in 16 Robertson Hall.

John Witte Jr., the Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and Ethics at Emory University, will speak.

Witte also is director of the law and religion program and of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion at Emory. His expertise is in church-state relations, legal history, criminal law, marriage and religious liberty. He is the author of 12 books, including "Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment: Essential Rights and Liberties" (2004), "Law and Protestantism: The Legal Teachings of the Lutheran Reformation" (2002) and "Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment" (2000). His newest book, "The Teachings of Modern Christianity: Human Nature, Politics and Law," is scheduled for publication in October.

The lecture, part of "The Crossroads of Religion and Politics" series, is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Religion.

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