Dates: Sep 15, 2005 - Sep 16, 2005
Hosted by: Yale Center for Faith & Culture, Yale Divinity School, and The Yale Law School
Public Faith in a Pluralistic World
Second Annual Sarah Smith Conference on Moral Leadership
From the conference announcement:
The 2005 Sarah Smith Conference on Moral Leadership, titled "Religiously Incorrect? Public Faith in a Pluralistic World," takes up a question of great national and international importance. In an era when religious faith features prominently in public life, we ask how might Christians and those of other faiths imagine a public role for religion that falls victim neither to a coercive assertion of faith nor the liberal restraint of religious reasons in public debate? Can we envision modes of professional leadership in which the practice of faith is integral to vocation and broader participation in public life? Can such vibrant practice of faith take seriously the reality of pluralism and multiple worldviews, while nonetheless envisioning a distintive role for faith in fostering life's flourishing? The conference, interdisciplinary by design, seeks answers to these and other pressing questions for those working in fields of law, business, ministry, medicine, in the academy, and in various other spheres of life.
Featured presenters include:
- Nancy T. Ammerman, Professor of Sociology of Religion at Boston University
- Stephen L. Carter, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University
- Floyd Flake, Senior Pastor of the 20,000 member Greater Allen A. M. E. Cathedral in Jamaica, New York, and President of Wilberforce University in Ohio
- Wendell L. Griffen, Judge on the Arkansas Court of Appeals
- Mike Volkema, Chairman and CEO of Herman Miller
- Robert H. Henry, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
For more information, visit the Yale Center for Faith & Culture web site.
The Yale Law School
New Haven, Connecticut