ON-Lion Letter
In June, the Abigail Adams Institute held a week-long summer seminar at Harvard University to examine the relationship between the social sciences and religion and to explore new avenues for future research.  The event was co-sponsored by Harvard's Program on Integrative Knowledge and Human Flourishing.

In response to the growing secularism in contemporary American life, the seminar's participants focused on the ways in which religious beliefs and practices continue to play a significant role in shaping individual behavior and social institutions.  In particular, the seminar's readings, lectures, and discussions concentrated on the relationships between religion and politics, the family, public health, and society.  The sessions were led by David Campbell of the University of Notre Dame, William English of Georgetown University, Tyler VanderWeele of Harvard University, and W. Bradford Wilcox of the University of Virginia.

The Abigail Adams Institute is an academic initiative within the Cambridge intellectual community dedicated to maintaining, developing, and transmitting ideas that advance the common good and to furthering the principles of reasoned discourse necessary for intellectual inquiry. 

Harvard's Program on Integrative Knowledge and Human Flourishing aims to carry out research and teaching on topics at the interface of the humanities and the empirical social sciences, and to consider how such knowledge can contribute to human well-being.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports the Abigail Adams Institute.


Actions: E-mail | Permalink |