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Campus Conversation on Values Campus Conversation on Values
Where do young people come down on questions of faith, values, and public life? How do they relate their values to public policy issues including education, economic...

Rethinking Secularism: Refining the Concepts of "Public Religions," "Principled Distance" and the "Twin Tolerations"

November 13, 2008
Cosponsored by the Social Science Research Council, the Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion, and the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life, this roundtable discussion brought together José Casanova, Rajeev Bhargava, and Alfred Stepan to discuss and refine their contributions to the study of religion and politics: namely, Casanova's concept of "public religions," Bhargava's "principled distance," and Stepan's "twin tolerations" of the political sphere by the religious and the religious by the political.
Social Science Research Council Social Science Research Council
Founded in 1923, the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, nonprofit research organization that mobilizes researchers, policymakers, professionals, activists, and other experts from the private and public sectors to develop...