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The Courts and the Church-State Line, March 28

On Tuesday, March 28, Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger will moderate a symposium including distinguished experts on law and religion that will explore "The Courts and the Church-State Line." The panelists will also take questions from the audience in an open forum.

The event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Low Library Rotunda.

The panelists include Imam Al-Hajj Talib 'Abdur-Rashid, religious and spiritual leader of The Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood in Harlem; Noah Feldman, professor of law, New York University; R. Kent Greenawalt, University Professor, Columbia School of Law; R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, which is the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world; and Suzanne Last Stone, professor of law at Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University and director of its program in Jewish law and interdisciplinary studies. The symposium is the second faculty-generated discussion in the Kraft Program Series, which is sponsored by the Kraft Family Fund for Interfaith and Intercultural Awareness.

This event is open to the public. Registration is required and can be completed at https://www.college.columbia.edu/calendar3/projects/president/ccsl.php.

About the Kraft Program Series

The Kraft Program Series includes both faculty-generated programs and student-initiated programs that began in the fall of 2005. The first faculty-generated program was held last month and explored the question, "Is Religion Political?" The student-initiated programs, already underway, build upon existing activities organized by various cultural, ethnic and religious student groups. A nine-person committee composed of students and administrators is chaired by University Chaplain Jewelnel Davis, who selects and administers the allocation of the fund to support these programs. For more on The Kraft Family Fund for Interfaith and Intercultural Awareness and other programs from the Office of the University Chaplain, visit www.columbia.edu/cu/earl/programs.html.

Published: Mar 24, 2006
Last modified: Mar 27, 2006