The Scope of Religious Exemptions

The Fifth Bowling Green State University Workshop in Applied Ethics and Public Policy

Friday and Saturday April 17-18, 2015

All talks at the BGSU Mileti Alumni Center, Mercer Rd, Bowling Green


Workshop Schedule

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Friday, April 17th

9:00-9:50                              Perry Dane (Rutgers University, School of Law)
                                                “Scopes of Religious Exemption: A Normative Map”
                                                Chair: Paul Billingham

10:00-10:50                             Chad Flanders (St. Louis University School of Law) “Insubstantial Burdens"
                                                Chair: Adam Kern

11:30-12:20                             Christie Hartley (Georgia State University) and Lori Watson (University of San Diego)                                                                 “Public Reason, Integrity, and Religious Exemptions”
                                                Chair: Kevin Vallier

12:30-2:00                               Lunch

2:00-3:30                  Keynote: Robert Audi (University of Notre Dame)
                                    “Religious Accommodation, Social Justice, and Public Education”

3:45-4:35:                            Jocelyn Maclure (Laval University)
                                            "Why Accommodate Religion? Conscience, Religion, and Meaning-Giving Commitments"
                                             Chair: Joseph Dunne

4:45-5:35                              Mark Navin (Oakland University)
                                                “Prioritizing Religion in Vaccine Exemption Policies”
                                               Chair: Colin Manning

7:30-9:30                              Dinner

Saturday, April 18th

9:00-9:50                              Michael Perry (Emory University)
                                               "On the Constitutionality and Political Morality of Granting Conscience-Protecting Exemptions                                                         Only to Religious Believers”
                                               Chair: Bryan McGraw

10:00-10:50                         Naama Ofrath (University of Toronto)
                                            “R v NS: The Niquab in Court and Lessons in Granting Religious Exemptions”
                                               Chair: John Corvino

11:30-12:20                         Simon May (Florida State University)
                                            “Exemptions for Conscience”
                                            Chair: Alex Bearden

12:30-2:00                           Lunch

2:00-3:30               Keynote: Andrew Koppelman (Northwestern University)
                                  “Neutrality and the Religion Analogy”

3:45-4:35:                            Lucas Swaine (Dartmouth College)
                                            “Legal Exemptions for Religious Feelings”
                                             Chair: Victor Muñiz-Fraticelli

4:45-5:35                            Kyle Swan (California State University, Sacramento)
                                            “How Should We Treat Religion?”
                                                Chair: Sara Ghaffari

Additional paper (not being presented) by Ted Poston (University of South Alabama)
                                            "Religious Conscience and the Private Market"

See links below for registration and accommodation information


Registration for Workshop

Accommodation During the Workshop

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