George Washington’s Vision for Religious Freedom and Church-State Relations

The Ethics and Public Policy Center takes pleasure in announcing the inaugural event of its American Religious Freedom Program. President Washington’s vision for religious freedom and church-state relations established enduring precedents to guide American political life and civil society. His Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, Letter to the Newport Synagogue, Farewell Address, and similar acts and statements […]

Heaven! We’re in Heaven!

In the newest EPPC Summer Movie Series, co-sponsored by the Hudson Institute and presented by EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman, we’re leaving this life entirely to see how the movies have thought about the next one—a subject that for seventy years they have found surprisingly congenial and often treated with moving sensitivity. The series will […]

Twentieth Annual Tertio Millenio Seminar

Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society Kraków, Poland July 2011 The Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society was founded in 1992 by Michael Novak, Rocco Buttiglione, Father Richard John Neuhaus, Father Maciej Zięba OP and George Weigel to deepen the dialogue on Catholic social doctrine between North American students and students from the new democracies of […]

Faith Angle Forum: April 2011

– Ambassador Husain Haqqani and Jeffrey Goldberg: “Radical Islam: The Challenge in Pakistan & Beyond”
– Micheal Flaherty: “Faith, Film, & Culture: The Challenges, the Prospects”
– Dr. Bradford Wilcox and Jim Daly: “The Retreat From Marriage: How It Has Affected Religion & Religion’s Response”

The Communist War Against the Catholic Church: New Evidence from the Past, Lessons for the Future

In his tenth annual William E. Simon Lecture, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel will reflect on a dramatic—and too little understood—chapter in 20th century history: the decades-long war waged by the KGB, the Polish secret police, and the East German Stasi against the Catholic Church and the Vatican itself.

Faith Angle Forum: November 2010

– George Weigel and John L. Allen, Jr.: “Sex Abuse, the Catholic Church, & the Media”
– E.J. Dionne, Dr. William A. Galston, and Michael Barone: “Religious Voters & the 2010 Elections”
– Dr. Elaine Howard Ecklund and Barbara Bradley Hagerty: “Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think”

The Pursuit of Happiness

Follow the evolution of the pursuit of happiness in the movies from My Man Godfrey to The Pursuit of Happyness. EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman, film and cultural critic of the American Spectator and author of the books Honor: A History and Media Madness, will host his fourth annual summer movie series. The series will take place on successive Tuesday evenings […]

Faith Angle Forum: March 2010

– Dr. James Davison Hunter, Ross Douthat, and Amy Sullivan: “To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World”
– Dr. David Gelernter and Rabbi David Saperstein: “The Paradox of Judaism and American Politics”
– Dr. Philip Jenkins: “Have the Culture Wars Gone Global? Religion and Sexuality in the Global South”

Truths Still Held? John Courtney Murray’s ‘€œAmerican Proposition’€ Fifty Years Later

A version of Mr. Weigel’s remarks were published as an essay in First Things. Click here to read it. In 1960, in the midst of a campaign that would bring the first baptized Catholic to the White House, and at the beginning of a decade that would end in social and political turmoil, John Courtney Murray published his seminal […]

Crime and Punishment

Follow the evolution of crime in the movies from James Cagney to Fargo. EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman, film and cultural critic of the American Spectator and author of the books Honor: A History and Media Madness, will host a summer movie series with commentary by Leon Kass (of the American Enterprise Institute and the […]