Thursday, July 11, 2013
As reported at this story in the National Law Journal and here at the Villanova web site, Villanova Law has received a generous grant from the Templeton Foundation to launch The Libertas Project on religious and economic freedom. Starting in 2014, the project will bring leading scholars, judges, and policy makers to Villanova through conferences, workshops, and sponsored research. The project will seek to bring together concerns about religious freedom and economic freedom in a common framework that situates both topics amid a larger conversation about freedom, law, and virtue. Through the project, Villanova will aspire to broaden the academic and public appreciation for religious freedom as a human good, while also bringing the insights of religion to bear on conversations about economic freedom as an essential component of a free society.