The Question of Religious Freedom: From John Courtney Murray, S.J. and Vatican II to the Present

  • 12 Mar 2018
  • 6:00 PM
  • 13 Mar 2018
  • 5:30 PM
  • Loyola University Chicago (Regents Hall, 111 E. Pearson St., Chicago)


Sponsored by the John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service, the Richard A. McCormick, S.J. Chair in Catholic Moral Theology, and Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Theology

Dates and Times:
March 12th, 6 - 8:00 P.M.
March 13th, 9:00 AM. - 5:30 P.M.

Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus
Regents Hall, 111 E. Pearson Street, Chicago, IL

On March 12th and 13th, Loyola University Chicago will bring together leading theologians and legal scholars from around the country for a two-day conference on the subject of religious freedom.

In recent times, religious freedom has reemerged as a key and controversial issue within the United States and around the world.  With a desire to contribute to this essential conversation, we have invited prominent scholars to discuss and analyze religious freedom as it relates to issues of social polarization, peaceful coexistence, non-discrimination and the common good. We also will look back to the contribution of John Courtney Murray, S.J. to Dignitatis Humanae, the groundbreaking document on Religious Freedom issued in 1963 by the Second Vatican Council.

Join us for this timely conversation on Religious Freedom from a wide range of issues and disciplinary perspectives.

Keynote Address
Barry Hudock, author of Struggle, Condemnation,
Vindication: John Courtney Murray’s Journey toward Vatican II

Presentations by leading voices on religious freedom:
Robin Lovin, Loyola University Chicago, the Cary Maguire University Professor of Ethics emeritus at Southern Methodist University
Thomas Berg, James L. Oberstar Professor of Law and Public Policy, St. Thomas University
Leslie Griffin, William S. Boyd Professor of Law at the University of Nevada
Kathleen Brady, Emory Center for the Study of Law and Religion

Moderator: Miguel H. Diaz, The John Courtney Murray
University Chair in Public Service, Loyola University Chicago

For more information, contact Prof. Miguel Diaz at / 773-508-8372