San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Brian Leiter, Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence and Director, Center for Law, Philosophy & Human Values at the University of Chicago will present the opening remarks at the Spectacle of Toleration conference "No Person Shall Bee Anywise Molested".
Professor Leiter is the author of Why Tolerate Religion? (Princeton University Press 2013). He is the Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values. He teaches and writes primarily in the areas of moral, political, and legal philosophy, in both Anglophone and Continental traditions. His presentation will feature the nature of tolerance and legal protections of religion.
The Spectacle of Toleration: Learning from the Lively Experiment is a collaborative project between the Newport Historical Society, the Rhode Island Historical Society, John Carter Brown Library, George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom,SalveReginaUniversityandBrownUniversity. It is supported by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
For more information about the Spectacle of Toleration, and other state-wide initiatives marking the 350th anniversary of the Charter, visit: http://www.spectacleoftoleration.org/.
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Newport Historical Society
Since 1854, the Newport Historical Society has collected and preserved the artifacts, photographs, documents, publications, and genealogical records that relate to the history of Newport County, to make these materials readily available for both research and enjoyment, and to act as a resource center for the education of the public about the history of Newport County, so that knowledge of the past may contribute to a fuller understanding of the present. For more information please visit www.NewportHistory.org.