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Freedom and Community

“Freedom and Community: Explorations."

The CACE conference this year went very well, and provoked a lot of interesting conversation. If you have any follow up questions, don't hesitate to let us know!

For mp3 files of the sessions, check out our audio resource page.

2006 CACE ConferenceThe tensions which exist between the community’s need for order and the individual’s desire for (and exercises of) freedom is a theme that reaches across time, space, tradition and scholarly discipline. Whether in Antigone or the Pauline epistles, whether in Supreme Court cases or the structures (and strictures) of the community of scholars, the theme of “community and freedom” seems a fixed part of the human condition. The current War on Terror and its continually contested contours, balancing security and civil liberty, is the most dramatic public expression of this theme in our day.

2006 CACE ConferenceAs befits a topic at once so important and of such interdisciplinary interest, we are delighted to offer a wide range of events for the 2006 CACE conference that will explore the theme of “community and freedom.” As a community we will have the opportunity to consider this theme as explored from within such disciplines as music, psychology, education, theology, law, politics, and philosophy. Our keynote speaker for the conference, Prof. Carol Swain, will call us to consider as Christians and as citizens two of the most intractable problems in contemporary American and church life, the issue of race and the issue of immigration.


2006 CACE ConferenceWe hope you will be able to take advantage of this unique gathering of voices, to come, to listen, and to learn.

All events are free and open to the public.

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Center for Applied Christian Ethics

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