The Inaugural Religion and Public Life Summer Seminar in Washington, D.C. will examine some of the most important philosophical, political, and legal questions concerning the relationship between religion and public life. Is there a philosophical ground for religious liberty? If so, is it found in one of the many strands of Enlightenment Liberalism or some other tradition or school of thought, e.g., Rawlsianism, natural law theory, etc.? Why should religion be singled out for special mention and protection in domestic and international law? What should be, if any, the role of religious reasons in the formation of public policy?