CSLR's work with the McDonald Agape Foundation
The McDonald Agape Foundation has long sponsored CSLR's work in the area of law and Christianity, funding part or in all of our projects in Christian Legal Studies and Jurisprudence II. John Witte, Jr. is one of the Foundation's 13 Distinguished Scholars, and in 2016, the Foundation pledged $1 million for Witte to continue his work in the field of law and Christianity. The Foundation has sponsored several international conferences over the years. In 2012, the Foundation and CSLR announced the five-year McDonald Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series on Christian Scholarship.
McDonald commits $1MThe McDonald Agape Foundation has committed $1 million to extend CSLR Director John Witte, Jr.'s McDonald Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion through 2028. The gift will ensure the continuation of Witte's internationally renowned scholarship in law and Christianity as well as the 12-year relationship between Witte and the Foundation.
Final lectures in McDonald series focus on religious freedomThe final lectures in the five-year McDonald Distinguished Scholar Lectures on Christian Scholarship asked "Is Religious Theory Under Threat?" The conference was held at Christ College, hosted by the McDonald Centre and CSLR, and funded by the McDonald Agape Foundation.
McDonald Distinguished Scholar Lectures on Christian Scholarship
John Witte, Jr.: The Challenges of Christianity and Human Rights
Stanley Hauerwas: What's Wrong with Rights? Christian Perspectives Pro and Con
Jean Porter:The Catholic Foundations of Human Rights
F. Russell Hittinger:The Dignity of the Search for God
Wolfgang Huber: Worldly Worship: Reformation and Economic Ethics
Michael Welker: The European Reformation: Advocacy of Education and Liberation
Timothy Albrecht: Organ concert
Jonathan Walton:The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Consumption