Bucks County Church/State Symposium a Success

"The Evolution of a Concept: A Brief History of Church/State Separation" by J. Edward Joyce, President, Bucks County Chapter, Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

"Religion, Political Engagement, and the Separation of Church and State" by Helen Schroepfer, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, West Chester University.

"The Separation of Rights from Rites: Civil Contract and Religious Covenant" by Rev. Karla Fleshman, Pastor, Imago Dei Metropolitan Community Church.

"The Morality of Same-Sex Marriages" by Matthew F. Pierlott, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, West Chester University.

"Preachers and Politicians Crowding Our Bedrooms" by Rev. Dr. Beverly Dale, General Minister and President, Christian Association, University of Pennsylvania.

"Teach the Controversy: Understanding the Implications of a Critical Attitude in Education" by Mehul Shah, Assistant Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Science, Bucks County Community College.

"Some Philosophical and Ethical Influences for the Constitutional Separation of Church and State" by Joan Woolfrey, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, West Chester University.

"Environmentalism: A New Threat to the Separation of Church and State" by Gordon Graham, Henry Luce III Professor of Philosophy and Arts,  Department of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary.

"Constitutional Strategies of the New Christian Right" by Rogers Smith, C.H. Browne Distinguished Professor, Political Science Department,   University of Pennsylvania.

"God and Country: Protecting the Integrity of the Christian Faith" by Nancy J. Duff, S. Colwell Associate Professor of Christian Ethics   Department of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary.

"Constructing a Membrane: The Definitional Problem in Segregating Religious and Political Behavior" by David Headman, Adjunct Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy Department, West Chester University.

"Is There a Right of Refusal?: An Overview of Conscience Legislation and Litigation" by Jef Klazen, Madison Fellow Legal Department, Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

"Between a Rock and a Hard Place: When the Two “Religion Clauses” of the First Amendment Conflict" by Mary Catherine Roper, Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania.

"American Muslims, Islamic Law and the State: Tensions and Opportunities" by Phillip Hoefs, Adjunct Instructor, Religion Department, Temple University.

Congratulations to Ed Joyce, president of our Bucks County Chapter, for organizing the event.  And a special thank you to AU Madison Fellow Jef Klazen for his participation.  Look for the chapter to host a similar event next year! 

UPDATE:

From BucksCountyHerald.com
Group seeks debate on separation of church, state