Emory Report
Sept. 18, 2006
Volume 59, Number 4


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Sept. 18, 2006
Around Campus

CSLR receives religious freedom grant
The Center for the Study of Law and Religion (CSLR) will use a new $750,000 grant from the Alonzo L. McDonald Agape Foundation to conduct research on Christian foundations of religious freedom and rule of law.

John Witte Jr., CSLR director and Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law, will serve as the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Foundation Distinguished Professor and lead the project, which runs September 2007–December 2010.

The project is expected to generate three new books, which will focus on church-state relations in the West; religion and human rights in Christian perspective; and the uses of the law in church, state, family and society. Also, a series of articles and lectures will explore the Christian foundations of law.
Witte said he hopes the project’s findings will “help individual Christians participate in the public square in a manner that is neither dogmatically shrill nor naively nostalgic, but fully equipped with the revitalized resources of the Bible and the Christian tradition.”

State of the University address set for Sept. 26
President Jim Wagner will deliver his annual “State of the University” to the campus community on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 4:30 p.m., in Cox Hall Ballroom.

A town hall forum and reception will follow. The event will also be Web cast on the University home page at www.emory.edu.