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Is This a Christian Nation: Symposium Book Display

Is This a Christian Nation: Symposium advertisement

On September 25th, the RWU Law Review, supported by a grant from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, is holding a one day symposium to allow scholars to discuss the Establishment Clause and whether the United States is a Christian nation. This question is particularly well-suited to an event at our school because our namesake, Roger Williams, “is best known for founding the state of Rhode Island and advocating separation of church and state in Colonial America.

This symposium features scholars from Oxford, the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, University of Pennsylvania, Willamette University, Boston University, the University of Chicago, University of California at Berkeley, and RWU Law. RWU Law students and members of the judiciary may attend the symposium for no charge but registration is required. To register, go to this link.

In order to further shine light on this topic, the Law Library has created a digital book display on the separation of church and state. It also includes some basic information on Roger Williams and the Roger Williams National Memorial in Providence.

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