Conscience and Its Enemies: A Conversation with Robert P. George and Hamza Yusuf
December 15, 2014
On December 15, 2014, the Religious Freedom Project, in partnership with Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion, hosted a conversation between two distinguished scholars: Professor Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, co-founder of Zaytuna College, the nation’s first Muslim liberal arts institution.
In their fascinating discussion, Professor George, a Catholic, and Shaykh Hamza, a Muslim, each draw upon a deep well of academic and policy experience to discuss the topic “Conscience and Its Enemies.” Each is convinced that a robust liberal arts curriculum, such as the one at Zaytuna College, encourages young adults to live with a greater sense of responsibility and fosters respect for tradition, morality, and religious freedom. Both affirm the critical historical importance of religious freedom in the United States and muse on its role in addressing a major concern they share—the moral degradation of American society, a phenomenon visible in modern film, music, and culture.