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Roger Williams University Religion and State Conference: "Narrative and Negotiation: Agency, Religion and the State"
The 2013 Roger Williams University Religion and State Conference: "Narrative and Negotiation: Agency, Religion and the State" will take place Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14, in the RWU School of Law, 10 Metacom Ave., Bristol.
This year’s theme focuses on emerging stories of engagement, struggle and dialogue between individuals, groups, and states. The core ideas and theories in this conference seek to span various continents and peoples working from the principles of Roger Williams in regards to secular engagement and individual voice.
This year's conference highlights a number of scholars presenting on an array of topics from 19th century American society to church and state relations in the Middle East — and everything in between.
The featured keynote speakers are Steven Green, law professor and adjunct history professor at Willamette University in Salem, Ore., and author of "The Bible, the School, and the Constitution: The Clash that Shaped Modern Church-State Doctrine," "The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in the Nineteenth Century," as well as over 30 scholarly articles on religion, history and the law; and Ivan Petrella, Ph.D., academic director of Fundacion Pensar, a public-policy think tank in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and author "The Future of Liberation Theology: an Argument and Manifesto," "Beyond Liberation Theology: a Polemic," in addition to a number of others books.
The conference begins Friday, April 12, at 9:00 a.m. and concludes with the closing panel on Sunday, April 14, at 9:00 a.m. Registration is $100 and must be submitted by Wednesday, March 20. The conference will be open to walk-in attendees but meals will not be available to walk-in guests. Please visit http://rwu.edu/academics/conferences/religion-and-state for more information and a conference schedule.
More About Roger Williams University Law School
The Roger Williams University School of Law is situated on the RWU campus. The school offers competitive law degree programs and in 2009 had an overall bar exam passing rate of 93%. Students may access the Recreation Center, located directly in front of the law school, the school's own law library, as well as other areas of the RWU campus. Law school student groups pertain to areas of law and personal interest including the Multi-Cultural Law Students Association, the Sports & Entertainment Law Society and the Moot Court Board.