ON-Lion Letter

What is natural law and how does it function in the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions?  Where are there points of tension or agreement?  How, if at all, can natural law contribute to resolving contemporary disputes over religious freedom?

On May 7, Anver M. Emon and David Novak will explore these questions in a discussion on their book Natural Law:  A Jewish, Christian, & Islamic Trialogue, also co-authored by Matthew Levering, at the Religious Freedom Project (RFP) of Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs

Emon is a professor of law and Novak holds the J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair in Jewish Studies as a professor of religion and philosophy at the University of Toronto.

In Natural Law, each author examines the classical writings of his respective faith tradition and explores each faith's contributions to natural-law doctrine.  The authors address points of contention that seem to divide the three faith traditions, while also discovering certain universal values that support natural law.

RFP associate scholar and University of Notre Dame professor of political science Daniel Philpott will serve as a respondent.

Registration information is available online.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports RFP.

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