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“Faithful Citizenship” Topic of Symposium and Lecture at Creighton

“Faithful Citizenship” Topic of Symposium and Lecture

The keynote address for an April 17-19 symposium on the Catholic Interface of Church and State at Creighton University will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at the Creighton University School of Law, room 120.

John Carr, executive director of the Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, will present “The Story of Faithful Citizenship: History, Context, Directions, and Dangers.”

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Carr frequently writes on Catholic social teaching and the moral dimension of public issues. He speaks regularly on the social mission of the Catholic Church and the demands of faith in public life.He has represented the U.S. Conference at the Vatican and in visits to the Middle East, Northern Ireland, Southern Africa, Russia, Central America and Vietnam.

The symposium, sponsored by the Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society and the Graff Chair in Catholic Theology, will continue Friday and Saturday in the Skutt Student Center on Creighton’s campus.

Nine nationally recognized scholars will deliver addresses on prominent issues in Church and State relations. The papers will be published in the Supplement Series of the Journal of Religion & Society.

The symposium is free, but pre-registration is required. Please contact Gail Risch at 280-2908 or, for more information and register.

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