ACLU Religious Freedom Expert to Visit Princeton

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NEWARK, N.J. -- The ACLU's Program Director on Freedom of Religion and Belief, Dr. Jeremy Gunn, will be a featured speaker at a Friday, February 9 symposium on religious freedom. The one-day symposium will take place at Princeton Theological Seminary.

This February marks the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in Everson v. Board of Education of Ewing Township [N.J.], et al., a case that has defined the church and state relationship in the United States.

The symposium will examine Everson and its legacy in religion and politics today. The event also will feature other leading legal scholars, practitioners and theologians in examining issues ranging from faith-based initiatives to state funding of "sectarian" schools.

Gunn received his Ph.D. in Religion and Society from Harvard University in 1991, and he holds a J.D. from Boston University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1987. He earned his M.A. in Humanities at the University of Chicago and his B.A. in International Relations and Humanities at Brigham Young University, where he received high honors with distinction.

The symposium will provide continuing legal education credit for attorneys.

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