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Carmella speaks on religion, common good, April 25

Angela Carmella, a Princeton alumna and law professor at Seton Hall University, will deliver a lecture titled "Responsible Freedom Under the Religion Clauses: Exemptions, Legal Pluralism and the Common Good" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in 6 Friend Center.

Carmella writes about the First Amendment religion clauses and on Catholic social thought, and she is a co-editor of "Christian Perspectives on Legal Thought." She argues that exemptions for religious institutions not only can promote religious freedom, but the common good as well -- for example, by giving religious institutions the freedom they need to help create better social conditions.

Carmella is a 1980 graduate of Princeton. Her talk, sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, is part of the series of Alpheus Mason Lectures in Constitutional Law and Political Thought, titled "The Quest for Freedom."

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