University of Portland: Religious Liberty and the First Amendment

On February 15, 2022, the Constitutional Studies Minor at the University of Portland hosted JMC faculty partner Vincent Phillip Muñoz for a lecture on religious freedom and the First Amendment. Tuesday, February 15, 2022 University of Portland     Vincent Phillip Muñoz is the Tocqueville Associate Professor of Political Science and Concurrent Associate Professor of Law […]

Princeton: Our Dear-Bought Liberty

On February 17, 2022, the James Madison Program at Princeton University hosted JMC fellow Michael Breidenbach for a discussion of his recent book, Our Dear-Bought Liberty, which examines the history of how early American Catholics justified secularism and overcame suspicions of disloyalty, transforming ideas of religious liberty in the process. In colonial America, Catholics were […]

Texas State University: Undoing the American Settlement -The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom

  On April 14, 2022, Texas State University will be hosting Steven D. Smith for a discussion of American religious liberty. Dr. Smith will explore the traditional understanding of the religious provisions of the First Amendment and the consequences of the Supreme Court’s rejection of that understanding: Situating the roots of America’s approach to the […]

Ave Maria University: Educating a Tyrant – Aquinas Against the Myths of Uncivil Religion

On January 16, 2023, the Politics Department at Ave Maria University will host William McCormick, SJ to deliver a lecture on, "Educating a Tyrant: Aquinas Against the Myths of Uncivil Religion." Monday, January 16, 2023 • 6:00 PM EDT Ave Maria University     William McCormick received his doctorate in political theory from the University […]

Washington College: Religious Freedom in the United States

On February 15, 2023, the Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture at Washington College will host Antonio Campbell to give a talk on the foundations and importance of religious freedom in America. Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Washington College Click here to learn more about the Institute >>     Antonio Campbell serves as a full time […]