Institute for Law and Religion Conference

Institute for Law and Religion Conference

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Date and Time

Friday, February 5, 2016 — Saturday, February 6, 2016

Location

Warren Hall, Faculty Reading Room

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

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Can Liberals Be Tolerant? Should They Be?

From its early modern beginnings, liberalism has been closely associated with religious toleration. Some of the classic texts on each subject are by the same authors– by people like John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, and John Stuart Mill. Those writers, however, were working against a backdrop of a prevailing Christian orthodoxy. But what happens when liberalism itself – or ideas, values, and causes associated with liberalism– become the prevailing orthodoxy? Should liberals be tolerant of values, people, and groups that oppose the liberal agenda? Does liberalism have the resources to justify and support religious toleration?

Recent developments and discussions related to religious accommodation of people or institutions that come into conflict with anti-discrimination laws, or with same-sex marriage laws, pose these questions in an especially timely and salient form. This conference will thus consider the relation between liberalism and toleration in our contemporary context.

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To register for event, please email ilr@sandiego.edu.

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