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Loyola University Chicago

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Law and Religion - Spring 2013

Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s program in Law and Religion explores the rich and complex relationship between law and the three Abrahamic Faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Join us for a lively and insightful interdisciplinary and interfaith dialogue on the mutually informing influence of theology, religious traditions, and the law.



Thursday, February 21
12:00 PM  - Pizza will be served
Powers Rogers and Smith Ceremonial Courtroom, 10th Floor
Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I.
50th Anniversary of Vatican II: Document on Religious Liberty, Dignitatis Humanae

Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council in October, 1962 to reflect on the role of the Catholic Church in the modern world.  The Council Fathers promulgated 16 documents over the next three years, including the Declaration on Religious Liberty (Dignitatis Humanae).  Cardinal George will discuss how this document fits in with the overall goals of the Council and its understanding of the relationship between Church and State. RSVP to lawandreligion@luc.edu



Tuesday, February 26
3:00-5:00 PM
Powers Rogers and Smith Ceremonial Courtroom, 10th Floor
Religious Liberty Challenges to HHS Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

There are currently 44 separate lawsuits winding their way through courts raising religious liberty challenges to an HHS regulation requiring employers to provide contraceptives coverage in their employee health insurance plans.  This panel will discuss the state of this litigation, the basis of the challenges and implications for religious liberty. RSVP to lawandreligion@luc.edu

Distinguished panelists:
Professor Helen Alvare, George Mason University School of Law
Professor Andrew Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law and Political Science, Northwestern University
Asma T. Uddin, Attorney, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

MCLE is available.  For more information, visit:  LUC.edu/lawandreligion
Philip H. Corboy Law Center, 25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago


Loyola University Chicago’s program on Law and Religion has been made possible by the generous support of Barry McCabe.


Philip H. Corboy Law Center · 25 E. Pearson Street · Chicago, IL 60611 · 312.915.7120

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