Inaugural Dean's Colloquium on Religion and Public Culture
"Are Mormons the new Catholics and Jews? Mitt Romney and the Political State of the Union"
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Alumni Center, Boston College
2121 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton
American voters have only once selected a non-Protestant to serve in the nation's highest office. In a year in which a Mormon may for the first time become a major-party presidential candidate, this panel discussion will consider the possibility of a Mormon presidency, explore questions about religious tests and high office, and discuss attitudes towards the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).
Kristine Haglund, editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought and contributor to By Common Consent, a Mormon blog, whose research interests include the history of women and children in the LDS Church
Stephen Prothero, Boston University professor of religion, contributor to CNN's Belief Blog, and author of God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions of the World–And Why Their Differences Matter (HarperOne, 2010)
Alan Wolfe, Boston College professor of political science and founding director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College
Sponsored by the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, and cosponsored by the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College, and Boston College Magazine.
Free and open to the public