Our Founding Fathers and the Separation of Church and State

Featuring Dr. Phillip Muñoz
Past Event May 25, 2010
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Did the Founding Fathers intend to separate church from state, or religion from politics? Join Discovery Institute and Dr. Muñoz on Tuesday, May 25, for a look into a question that resonates even today. In this provocative lecture, Dr. Muñoz will explain how contemporary liberals and conservatives alike often misunderstand or misrepresent the Founding Fathers' church-state political philosophies.

Vincent Phillip Muñoz is the Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion & Public Life in the Department of Political Science and Concurrent Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Muñoz writes and teaches in the fields of constitutional law, American politics, and political philosophy. His recent research has focused on the theme of religious liberty and the American Constitution. His first book, God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson was by Cambridge Press in 2009. Dr. Muñoz is currently completing a second book on the original meaning of the Constitution's Religion Clauses.

The event will be held at our Seattle headquarters, located at 208 Columbia Street in downtown Seattle, on Tuesday, May 25, from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. Light hors d'oeuvres will precede the event. Though we cannot validate, parking is available in the Millennium Tower Garage (719 2nd Avenue - entrance on Columbia). Should you choose to park elsewhere, please verify the garage hours as many of the adjacent parking lots in our neighborhood close at 6:00 pm. Our new location is also metro accessible.

To RSVP, please contact Mollie Tschida at (206) 292-0401 ext. 111 or by email at molliet@discovery.org.