The Courts and the Church-State Line Symposium

NEW YORK, March 22, 2006—On March 28, 2006, Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger '71 will moderate a symposium including distinguished experts on law and religion that will explore "The Courts and the Church-State Line." The panelists will also take questions from the audience in an open forum.

The panelists include Kent Greenawalt, professor of law, Columbia University; Noah Feldman, professor of law, New York University; R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, which is the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world; and Suzanne Last Stone, professor of law at Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University and director of its program in Jewish law and interdisciplinary studies.

The symposium is the second faculty-generated discussion in the Kraft Program Series, which is sponsored by the Kraft Family Fund for Interfaith and Intercultural Awareness.

What: Interactive panel discussion on religion and law
Who: Leading scholars and Lee C. Bollinger '71, President of Columbia University
When: Tuesday, March 28, 2006, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library Columbia University, W. 116th Street and Broadway

This event is open to the public. Registration is required. Please register at

About the Kraft Program Series
The Kraft Program Series includes both faculty-generated programs and student-initiated programs that began in the fall of 2005. The first faculty-generated program was held last month and explored the question, "Is Religion Political?" The student-initiated programs, already underway, build upon existing activities organized by various cultural, ethnic and religious student groups. A nine-person committee composed of students and administrators is chaired by University Chaplain Jewelnel Davis, who selects and administers the allocation of the fund to support these programs. For more on The Kraft Family Fund for Interfaith and Intercultural Awareness and other programs from the Office of the University Chaplain, visit

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