Secularism on the Edge: United States, France & Israel
ICC and Maguire Hall at Georgetown University
37th and O St, NWWashington, DC 20007
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 14:00 - Friday, February 22, 2013 - 11:00
The global revival of traditionalist religion has challenged secularism as never before. In the United States, France, and Israel, existing church-state relations are in flux, with wide-ranging ramifications for women, religious minorities, and the religiously unaffiliated. Georgetown University’s Program for Jewish Civilization invites you to three days of public interviews, panels, and presentations addressing crucial issues such as:
- What exactly is American secularism? French laïcité? Israeli hiloniyut?
- How have groups such as conservative Evangelicals, Islamists, and ultra-Orthodox Jews challenged the legitimacy of these secular states?
- How have ongoing shifts in church-state relations affected women?
- Where do religious “nones” find their place in a secular society?
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