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Is a new religious intolerance is entering into public discourse? listen

04/21/15 Samuel Johnson
MidPoint with WMNF News Tuesday
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Tags: Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago, Eckerd College, Religion, freedom, Religious Freedom Restoration Act

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Is a new religious intolerance is entering into public discourse? That was one of themes from renowned professor and philosopher, Martha Nussbaum. She spoke Monday night at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. Nussbaum makes historical connections to the present some of us might have missed.

Nussbaum is the distinguished service professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago. From this chair position she also teaches philosophy with a particular interest in ancient Greek and Roman p...

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Amendment 8 critics warn against dismantling church-state separation listen

09/25/12 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Is Florida’s Amendment 8 a mandate for religious freedom? That was the theme of a public meeting last Saturday. Americans United for Separation of Church and State organized the gathering at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Sarasota. The 3 keynote speakers and the roughly 40 people in attendance painted a foreboding picture if the amendment passes.

On the ballot Amendment 8 is called “Religious Freedom” but according to some the wording is disingenuous. Howard Simo...

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