This seminar for teachers will focus on the historical and political dimensions of church and state.

Registration fee: €10

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State and Religion in the U.S.: A Nation with the Soul of a Church

Teacher Training / Registration fee: €10


It is one of the great American paradoxes: few countries have a stricter separation of church and state than the USA, yet religion pervades both public life and politics to a degree unknown in most other democracies.

This seminar will examine the historical and political dimensions of church and state in the US, with a focus on the development and effects of religious diversity in America as well the political controversies driven by religious issues such as contraception, abortion, school prayer, teaching evolution, and same-sex marriage. Political satire will help bring a sense of humor to these otherwise serious topics.


The Founding Fathers, the First Amendment, and Jefferson's "Wall of Separation"

09.45   Religious Diversity in America

10.45   Coffee Break

11.15   The Supreme Court and Religious Issues

12.00   The Religious is Political - The Emergence of Religious Conservatism

13:00   Open Discussion

14:00  End


Speaker: Dr. Markus Hünemörder, LMU


Organizer: Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations


Registration fee: € 10



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