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Two Sisters of Mercy Nuns Inspire CSLR Students to Work for Structural Change

Two Sisters of Mercy Nuns Inspire CSLR Students to Work for Structural Change

¿We do things peacefully and respectfully but we never take no for an answer,¿ said Sister Pat Murphy during a conversation with a group of law and theology students hosted by Emory¿s Center for the Study of Law and Religion on September 9 (link to video here). With over four decades of advocacy for immigrant communities in the Chicago area, Sisters Pat Murphy and JoAnn Persch are committed to working on behalf of their most vulnerable brothers and sisters

Michael Welker on the Power of Law and Religion in Pluralistic Societies

Michael Welker on the Power of Law and Religion in Pluralistic Societies

Michael Welker, Senior Professor for Systematic Theology at the University of Heidelberg, and the Spring 2013 Alonzo L. McDonald Senior Fellow in Law and Religion, recently shared his thinking on the powers of law and religion as ¿justice- and truth-seeking communities¿ shaping moral education in pluralistic societies.

CSLR's Next Generation of Academic Leadership Takes the Helm

CSLR's Next Generation of Academic Leadership Takes the Helm

New leadership is energizing the Center. Silas Allard (JD/MTS `11) joins CSLR as Harold J. Berman Senior Fellow in Law and Religion in addition to his role as associate director. Silas also serves as managing editor of the Journal of Law and Religion, working with five co-editors to build a keystone, peer-review international publication.

M. Christian Green Remembers Her Mentor Jean Bethke Elshtain

M. Christian Green Remembers Her Mentor Jean Bethke Elshtain

The first adjective that I ever heard to describe Jean Bethke Elshtain was 'robust.' When I finally met her at an academic conference, before becoming her student, I encountered a scholar whose keen intellect and crisp analysis were set off by brilliant copper-gold hair and a shiny peacock-teal jacket. We discussed a recent news weekly¿s analysis of then-Libyan president Muammar Gadaffi¿s mental state.