Baylor co-sponsors conference in Rome on Christianity and Freedom

Nov. 22, 2013

Baylor's internationally-renowned Institute for Studies of Religion will co-sponsor with the Georgetown University Religious Freedom Project "Christianity and Freedom: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives" on December 13 and 14 in Rome.

Baylor President Ken Starr will deliver the opening address.

This two-day conference will highlight the contributions of Christianity to the understanding and practice of freedom for all people. The findings of a two-year study conducted by dozens of scholars concerning Christianity's contributions to freedom will be presented.

President Ken Starr has spoken and written on the subject of religious freedom throughout his career most recently debating the "Current State and Possible Future of Religious Liberty in America" at the capstone conference of Georgetown's Religious Freedom Project, and writing about "The triple tragedy of Christian persecution in Middle East" for the Dallas Morning News.

Find details about the Christianity and Freedom conference at Georgetown University's Religious Freedom Project site located at berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/rfp. You can also learn more about the groundbreaking work conducted by the Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion at www.baylorisr.org.

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