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‘Making Men Moral’ conference to feature George, Elshtain

JACKSON, Tenn.Jan. 6, 2009 – Princeton’s Robert P. George, University of Chicago professor Jean Bethke Elshtain and other prominent thinkers will be the featured speakers at a conference hosted by Union University Feb. 25-27.

The conference, “Making Men Moral: The Public Square and the Role of Moral Judgment,” will address the themes from George’s book, “Making Men Moral,” written 15 years ago.

“It’s a conference for both academics and laypeople,” said Micah Watson, assistant professor of political science at Union and director of the university’s Center for Politics and Religion, which is sponsoring the event. “It’s for people who are interested in politics, in the relationship between politics and morality and politics and religion, and how people of faith can be salt and light in the culture.”

Watson said the conference would also be beneficial for those interested in the political changes in Washington, D.C., and how they can bring their convictions to the public square in a way that is winsome and effective, and yet also work together with those who may not share their worldview.

Speakers for the conference include:

Cost for the conference is $75, which includes four meals and two continental breakfasts. Registration deadline is Feb. 16.

More details, including a complete schedule and online registration form, are available at www.uu.edu/events/MakingMenMoral.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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