Religious Politics and Secular Values: A CFI Institute
»Why is the inclusion of creationism and "intelligent design" still a viable proposal for American biology curricula? What other secular policies are at risk of religious intrusion?
»What are the main models of political secularism? How is each influenced by form(s) of religion viewed as most dangerous?
»What are some of the most pervasive political and religious conspiracy theories...and how can we distinguish from genuine plots and collusion?
»How is religious language used and abused by political figures?
These are some of the questions that will be addressed by our expert speakers in this one-day special event with ample time for discussion and Q&A.
Our speaker line-up:
Chip Berlet former Senior Analyst at Political Research Associates
Jamila Bey Journalist with Voice of Russia and formerly with NPR
Barbara Forrest Director of the National Center for Science Education
Ronald Lindsay CFI CEO and President
Barry Lynn Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Chris Mooney Host of Point of Inquiry podcast and author of Storm World and Unscientific America
Jeff Sharlet Author of The Family and C Street
John Shook CFI Director of Education
Registration is $55 for CFI Friends of the Center and $70 for the general public. CFI Friends of the Center also get Priority Seating. Become a Friend of the Center today! Registration includes:
• Morning coffee and snacks
• Catered lunch and refreshments