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LGBTQ Discrimination and Religious Freedom Seminar: Sign Up Now!

We'll learn about and discuss religious freedom and LGBTQ discrimination in Catholic Social Teaching, USCCB legal briefings, and American law.

Sign up now for our next seminar! In it, we’ll learn about and discuss religious freedom and LGBTQ discrimination in Catholic Social Teaching, USCCB legal briefings, and American law.

About the Seminar

In this seminar we will examine religious freedom and LGBT discrimination in Catholic Social Teaching, USCCB legal briefings, and American law. In the background of these issues is the fashioning of a conception of freedom by both the U.S. bishops and the American legal system. We will read texts from the Catholic Social Tradition beginning with Aquinas, U.S. Supreme Court decisions from 1925 to today, and USCCB legal briefs. We will explore these texts both analytically and critically, largely through seminar discussions.


Fee

$10 per month + costs of the texts (most likely 2 texts for about $30 each)


Tentative Dates

July 2021 – Dec 2021, most likely every other Monday at 7pm for 60-90 minutes.


About You

No particular education, professional background, or religious affiliation is required. Just come curious and ready to explore the history of ideas!

Interested in joining?

sign up now!

the facilitator: Chris Damian

Chris Damian received his B.A. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. and M.A. in Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas. He has been a fellow for the St. Thomas Department of Catholic Studies and the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy. His writings have appeared in a number of publications, including Logos, Church Life Journal, and Commonweal Magazine.

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