The upcoming conference from Social Research, an international quarterly journal at The New School
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.


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 nonprofits, Free for all students)

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