Dr. Charles C. Haynes sits down with BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler to preview his upcoming presentations — focused on the rights of conscience — for the annual Shurden Lectures, coming to the campuses of Mercer University in Atlanta and Macon, Georgia, on March 20-21. Haynes is the founding director of the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute, and he has focused his career on the relationship between religion and public life. From common misconceptions about the role of religion in public schools to where the battles of conscience are happening now, you won’t want to miss this conversation about a crucial intersection in American life.

Hear more from Dr. Haynes during the 2018 Walter B. and Kay W. Shurden Lectures on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State on March 20-21. His three lectures are free and open to the public. Learn more online at BJConline.org/ShurdenLectures.


2018 Shurden Lectures schedule:

Tuesday, March 20: Atlanta
11 a.m. “Liberty of conscience and the future of American democracy”
Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology 
Cecil B. Day Hall Auditorium

Wednesday, March 21: Macon, Georgia
10 a.m. “Standing up for justice and freedom in an age of conflict and division” (**First 125 students receive free BJC T-shirts**)
Mercer Medical School Auditorium

3:30 p.m. “From battleground to common ground: A First Amendment vision for religious liberty in public life”
Mercer Law Building’s First Floor Courtroom