Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Program for 2012 Spring Dialogue

Oklahoma City Chapter
 Americans United for Separation of Church & State
Spring Dialogue
Saturday, April 28, 2012, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Midwest City Public Library Forum Room, 8143 E. Reno

10:30 – Welcome and Introduction by Sophia Hernandez, chapter vice-president
10:45 – 11:15 -- Dr. John Starkey, Milhouse Professor of Theology, Oklahoma City University, "Personhood, Pluralism, and the First Amendment: The Test case of Abortion"
11:15 – 11:30 -- Questions for Dr. Starkey

11:30 – 11:55 -- Break for refreshments and opportunity for Ms. Stewart’s book purchase

12:00 – 12:20 -- Professor Joseph Thai, Presidential Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma,  “An insider's view:  How the Supreme Court and Tenth Circuit Court Decide Cases”
12:20 – 12:30 -- Questions for Prof. Thai

12:30 -1:10 Keynote:  Katherine Stewart, author, “The Good News Club”, “Breaking Down the Wall of Separation Between Church and School: Author Katherine Stewart discusses a range of initiatives, by the Religious Right, to infiltrate and undermine public schools in America”
1:10 – 1:25 -- Questions for Ms. Stewart
1:25 – 1:30 -- Closing remarks

Americans United is a religious liberty watchdog group based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1947; the organization educates Americans about the importance of church-state separation in safeguarding religious freedom.

A question and answer period will be held following the speaker’s presentations. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the Oklahoma City Chapter of Americans for Separation of Church & State, please visit the Oklahoma City chapter website at, contact James Nimmo at 405-843-3651, or the national AU website at .

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