Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

DAVENPORT, Iowa—The Health and Human Services mandates issued pursuant to the Affordable Care Act have ignited public debate about the proper nature and limits of religious liberty. On Tuesday, Sept. 17, St. Ambrose University will present a panel discussion and lecture exploring the various arguments surrounding these issues, with special reference to the legal and constitutional background that the courts will apply in deciding cases challenging the mandates. Both events will feature Associate Professor of Political Science Carson Holloway, University of Nebraska, Omaha.

Panel Discussion: ‘Religious Liberty and the U.S. Constitution’

12:30-2 p.m.

Holloway and SAU faculty members

Lecture: ‘Sustaining Religious Liberty: The Health and Human Services Mandate and the First Amendment’

7 p.m.

Both panel discussion and lecture will take place at the Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street. A reception will follow the lecture.

Holloway is a renowned scholar and the author of several books and articles concerning the role of religion in modern society and government. His books include, “The Way of Life: John Paul II and the Challenge of Liberal Modernity,” “The Right Darwin? Evolution, Religion, and the Future of Democracy,” and “All Shook Up: Music, Passion, and Politics.” Holloway's work has been published in “The Review of Politics,” “Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, Perspectives on Political Science,” and the Institute on Religion and Public Life’s “First Things.” In 2005 he was appointed a Visiting Fellow in Princeton University's James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. Holloway received his doctorate from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.

SAU Constitution Day events are sponsored by the SAU Department of Political Science and Leadership Studies and the Frank and Jane Folwell Endowed Chair in Political Science and Pre-Law.