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Event: Conference on Religion/ Secularism at New School, NYC

[Note from Editor: the first time I've heard "polysemy" in a sentence this year..}

The upcoming conference from Social Research, an international quarterly journal at The New School
THE RELIGIOUS-SECULAR DIVIDE: THE U.S. CASE
March 5 and 6, 2009 in New York City

As tensions sharpen, join distinguished scholars and intellectuals to explore the nature and future of religion, spirituality, and secularism in the United States, looking at their changing relations both historically and through contemporary debates. This conference will look backward at the religious secular divide and forward to what the future may have in store. The keynote address will be delivered by Charles Taylor.

SPEAKERS:
Noah Feldman, George Kateb, Richard J. Bernstein, and José Casanova
on religious, political, philosophical origins of the secular
David Martin, Peter van der Veer, William E. Connolly, and Daniel C. Dennett
on religious selves and secular selves
Keynote Address by CHARLES TAYLOR on the polysemy of the secular
John T. Noonan, Jr., Winnifred Sullivan, James A. Morone, Janet Jakobsen, and Ann Pellegrini
on religion, politics, and the democratic state

David L. Chappell, Susan F. Harding, Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, and James Davison Hunter
on moral crusades then and now
Sheila Davaney, Mark Lilla, Michael W. McConnell, and Charles Taylor
on the future of religion and the future of secularism

Tickets: $50, $12/session ($35 for AHA members, Free for all students)
Contact: socres@newschool.edu or 212-229-5776 x3121
Register: www.socres.org/religiousseculardivide

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HAT meetings are free and open to members and the public. Call (416) 966-1361 for location information. ___________________________________________________
The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm.
The Monthly Meeting, is usually the second Saturday at 1:30pm; specifics should be found on this blog.
The Steering Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month, at 7pm.
The Book Group usually meets on the first Saturday afternoon of the month.