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October

"Children: Will we ever get it right?" Family Forum lecture by William H. Foege

ighty percent of the world's population is sick, 3,000 children die every two and one-half hours every day around the world, and the United States spends just $1 on children under 18 for every $12 spent on people over the age of 65, according to William H. Foege, Presidential Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Emory, and fellow and advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

September

Emory scholars call for radical changes in social policy to protect children

The problem with society is not that marriage is in trouble; the real crisis is that we expect marriage to compensate for the inequality created by and within our other institutions, according to Martha A. Fineman, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law, and a renowned expert in family law and feminist theory.

Witte: The new freedom of public religion

The civic catechisms and canticles of our day still celebrate Thomas Jefferson's experiment in religious freedom. To end a millennium of repressive religious establishments, we are taught, Jefferson sought religious freedom in the twin formulas of privatizing religion and secularizing politics. Religion must be "a concern purely between our God and our consciences," he wrote in 1802. Politics must be conducted with "a wall of separation between church and state." "Public Religion" is a threat to civil society and must thus be discouraged. "Political ministry" is a menace to political integrity and must thus be outlawed.

May

Franklin: Can the church save African-American families?

According to the developmental psychologist, Erik Erikson, healthy and fulfilled adults all have an important characteristic in common, they work to ensure that the world will be a better place for all of our children. They make sacrifices to nurture and guide the next generation. He labeled such individuals ¿generative¿ men and women.