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Shurden Lectures Macon

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Mercer University

Mercer University Drive

Macon, GA 31207

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Dr. Charles Haynes, founding director of the Religious Freedom Center at the Newseum Institute in Washington, D.C., will deliver this year’s Shurden Lectures. Haynes is best known for his work on First Amendment issues in American public life. Over the past two decades, he has been the principal organizer and drafter of consensus guidelines on religion and values in public schools, endorsed by a broad range of religious, civil liberties, and educational organizations.A founding board member of Character.org, Haynes also serves on the Steering Committee of the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools. He chairs the Committee on Religious Liberty, founded by the National Council of Churches.Widely quoted in news magazines and major newspapers, Haynes is also a frequent guest on television and radio. He has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal and on ABC’s “Evening News.” Among his most recent honors are the Sanford N. McDonnell Lifetime Achievement Award from Character.org and the Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Advancement of Pluralism from the Hindu American Foundation.Haynes holds a B.A. from Emory University, a master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School and a doctorate from Emory University.

The Macon lectures will be held on the Mercer University campus, in different locations in the morning and afternoon. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 21: Macon, Georgia

10 a.m. “Standing up for justice and freedom in an age of conflict and division” (**First 125 students receive free BJC T-shirts**)
Mercer Medical School Auditorium

3:30 p.m. “From battleground to common ground: A First Amendment vision for religious liberty in public life”
Mercer Law Building’s First Floor Courtroom

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