NDPR reviews DRLD

At the online Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Nicholas Bamforth provides a thoughtful review of Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination. His takeaway: Overall, this book is a thought-provoking endeavour, and it is commendable that the authors have tried to challenge one another and to find areas of agreement. Their willingness to reach out and engage in… Continue reading NDPR reviews DRLD

John and Martha Nussbaum on Scalia

On Sunday May 20, John joined Professor Martha Nussbaum at the University of Chicago’s Court Theatre following a performance of The Originalist–John Strand’s play about the late Justice Antonin Scalia–to discuss law, religion, and LGBT rights. The Windy City Times wrote about their dialogue here.

Princeton Panel on Masterpiece Cakeshop

On May 9 at Princeton, John joined his DRLD counterpoint authors Ryan T. Anderson and Sherif Girgis, along with moderator Robert P. George and respondents Christopher Tollefsen and Kevin Vallier, to talk about their book and about the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. Here’s The Daily Princetonian‘s story on the event; a video should be forthcoming soon.

John on CNN

On CNN, John discussed the U.S. Supreme Court “wedding-cake case” with host Michael Smerconish. Watch the full video here.

Slicing the Cake Cases

At The New York Times, John explains how to draw a line between some of the cake cases in the news. From the article: Therein lies the crucial difference between the cases: Silva’s objection was about what she sold; a design-based objection. Phillips’s objection was about to whom it was sold; a user-based objection. The gay… Continue reading Slicing the Cake Cases

Europe Lectures

John, who is on research leave this year, has spent the month of November in Europe as a Visiting Scholar at KU Leuven, Belgium’s largest university, also giving lectures in the UK. Above, he is pictured lecturing at KU Leuven on religious liberty and discrimination. Below, clockwise from top left: At the Oxford University Press… Continue reading Europe Lectures

Name-Calling in the Culture Wars

The Deseret News has an interesting piece on name-calling in the culture wars which includes some comments from John and his occasional dialogue partner Matthew Lee Anderson. From the article: Labeling in this context, like political name-calling elsewhere, is motivated by a variety of factors, including the desire to set the tone of public debates,… Continue reading Name-Calling in the Culture Wars