Monday, October 12, 2009

Oxford Scholar To Explore 'Religious Freedom In A Secular Society' At Washington College

CHESTERTOWN – Roger Trigg, Professor of Theology at Oxford University and the Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion in Public Life, will discuss “Religious Freedom in a Secular Society” at Washington College’s Casey Academic Center Forum on Tuesday, October 20, at 5 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs and its Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture.

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Warwick University, Dr. Trigg is now based at St. Cross College, Oxford, and Kellogg College, Oxford. He is the founding director of the Oxford Centre for Religion in Public Life and a leading expert on the intersection of religion and politics.

Dr. Trigg is the author of numerous books, including Religion in Public Life (Oxford University Press, 2007), which served as the foundation for an international conference, “The Atlantic Conversation on Religion in Public Life,” held at Windsor Castle in 2007.

In addition to having served as first chair of the British Philosophical Association, Dr. Trigg is a member of the Princeton-based Center of Theological Inquiry and a past president of the Mind Association.

The Goldstein Program and its Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture sponsors lectures, symposia, visiting fellows, student participation in models and conferences, and other projects that bring students and faculty together with leaders experienced in developing public policy.

Admission to “Religious Freedom in a Secular Society” is free and open to the public.

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