Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Live Tweeting the Messiah College Amercian Democracy Lecture with Georgetown's Timothy Shah

 I will be tweeting at @johnfea1 with the hashtag #shahatmessiah Here is the press release:

GRANTHAM, Pa. (Sept. 17, 2013) — Timothy Shah, associate director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and visiting assistant professor in the government department, Georgetown University, will discuss “Why Religious Freedom Is a Universal, Necessary and Dangerous Idea” Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel at Messiah College.

Admission is free; no ticket required. The lecture is sponsored by the Messiah College Center for Public Humanities and the department of politics.  For more information, contact Shirley Groff at groff@messiah.edu. 

About Timothy Shah
Shah is a political scientist specializing in the relationship between religion and political freedom in theory, history and contemporary practice.

Since his arrival in the Washington, D.C.  area in 1998, Shah has served in senior research positions in several institutes and think tanks, including the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life (2003-2007) and the Council on Foreign Relations (2007-2009).  Shah has published several articles and book chapters which explore the intersection between religious ideas and actors, on the one hand, and social and political freedom on the other.

Currently at the Berkley Center, Shah is focusing his intellectual energies on developing a robust concept of religious freedom that centers on both expanding the autonomy of religious actors and safeguarding their full and equal participation in social and civic life.