2007-2008 Interfaith Speaker Series: Religious Controversies: Beyond Polarization?
In response to growing concerns that religious beliefs and institutions foster cultural polarization, this three-part series will explore the extent to which religious understandings of law and social policy have the capacity to hold contrasting positions in harmony.
Islamic Ethics, Moral Controversy and Islamic Law (May 2008)Conversation with:
Professor Mohammad Fadel, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Prof. Marion H. Katz, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University
Catholic Perspectives in Abortion Law (January 2008)Conversation with:
Dr. Peter Steinfels, Co-Director of the Center on Religion and Culture, Fordham University
Amy Uelmen, Esq., Director, Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer’s Work, Fordham Law School
The Appreciation of Ambiguity in Jewish Law (October 2007)Conversation with:
Rabbi Tsvi Blanchard, Director of Organizational Development, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL)
Prof. Alan Mittleman, Director, Louis Finkelstein Institute, Jewish Theological Seminary