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Religious Pluralism, Vaccine Resistance, and Civic Discourse

Robert Audi, PhD
John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy
University of Notre Dame

Abstract: This presentation will address three problems. The first is how democratic societies should accommodate religious convictions in determining healthcare policies in a political framework that separates church and state. The second is how to approach certain issues concerning vaccine resistance and the abortion issue pertaining to the use of fetal cell lines in vaccine development and production, particularly in the light of conflicting rights that complicate resolution. The third issue is how to lower the temperature of public discourse, particularly in relation to “heated” topics:  how might we enhance civility and mutual understanding, both in and outside government, in determining laws and public policies? These issues will be clarified in relation to an ethical framework for determining appropriate accommodations of religion in democratic societies.

Registration Required - Register here.

Thursday, October 21 at 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Event

Religious Pluralism, Vaccine Resistance, and Civic Discourse

Robert Audi, PhD
John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy
University of Notre Dame

Abstract: This presentation will address three problems. The first is how democratic societies should accommodate religious convictions in determining healthcare policies in a political framework that separates church and state. The second is how to approach certain issues concerning vaccine resistance and the abortion issue pertaining to the use of fetal cell lines in vaccine development and production, particularly in the light of conflicting rights that complicate resolution. The third issue is how to lower the temperature of public discourse, particularly in relation to “heated” topics:  how might we enhance civility and mutual understanding, both in and outside government, in determining laws and public policies? These issues will be clarified in relation to an ethical framework for determining appropriate accommodations of religion in democratic societies.

Registration Required - Register here.

Thursday, October 21 at 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Event

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