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Hey Chestertonians!

Two things.  First:

Dear Friends of the Seattle G. K. Chesterton Society,

Apologies for the previous announcement, which was prematurely sent!  Please delete it and refer to the information below, which has the correct date and other information!

We are happy to announce our first event of this new season, Thursday, October 24, at 7:30 PM at the UW Newman Center.  Dr Vincent Munoz of the University of Notre Dame will join us for an evening of discussion of the question:

Did the Founding Fathers intend to separate church from state?

Please see below for full details.  Please see also our full Events Calendar for more details pertaining to our 2012-2013 season.

The UW Newman Center is located at 4502 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105.  Please note that parking space at UW Newman Center is limited.  Commuters may park in the nearby N5 lot at the University, accessible via the north gate at NE 45th and Memorial Way.

We hope to see you this Thursday evening.   Please bring a friend!

Yours faithfully,
The Seattle G. K. Chesterton Society

Did the Founding Fathers Intend to Separate Church from State?

Dr. Vincent Phillip Muñoz
University of Notre Dame

Is “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional? Can the Ten Commandments be posted on public property? Did the Founding Fathers intend to separate church from state or religion from politics? Dr. Muñoz will address these questions by exploring the church-state principles of James Madison, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and by explaining how the Founding Fathers might help us resolve contemporary church-state controversies.

Vincent Muñoz received his doctorate from Claremont Graduate School in 2001, and is the Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion and Public Life and Associate Professor of Law, at the University of Notre Dame. His recent research focuses on the theme of religious liberty and the American Constitution. His award-winning first book, God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson, is being followed by a sequel, and by a third book: Religious Liberty & American Constitutionalism.

Second:

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