October 10, 2008 15:22 Age: 6 yrs

Atlanta Cable to Broadcast Silver Anniversary Lectures

Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, Inc. (AIB) will broadcast lectures by world renowned scholars on the future of law and religion every Tuesday at 2 p.m. beginning October 14. Titled From Silver to Gold: The Next 25 Years of Law and Religion, the series will run through February 17. New episodes will premier every other week followed by an encore presentation the next week.

The lectures were originally delivered last October during the silver anniversary celebration of Emory University’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion (CSLR). Among the featured scholars are Martin E. Marty, University of Chicago; Jean Bethke Elshtain; University of Chicago; Stephen L. Carter, Yale University; and Robert N. Bellah, University of California at Berkeley. Topics range from world law and global civil religion to the future of the African American family.

The CSLR, founded in 1982 and located at Emory Law School, conducts multi-year, interdisciplinary research projects on issues surrounding the interaction of law and religion. The CSLR has published more than 300 books and thousands of articles, and hosted dozens of public forums. More than 1,600 scholars from around the world participate in the work of the CSLR.

“The rise of savage fundamentalisms, the clash of religious ideologies, the escalation of religious persecution, and the intensification of religious warfare around the world have made it all the more important for law and religion to learn to balance each other and to stabilize society and politics,” said John Witte, Jr., Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and CSLR director.

CSLR lectures can be viewed on:

  • Comcast–Digital Channel 5
  • BellSouth Entertainment–Channel 4
  • Charter Communications (Smyrna)–Channel 22


AIB is the nation’s largest regional interfaith cable network and has been providing faith-based communities and nonprofit service organizations access to a larger audience for 39 years.  Seen in over one million homes across 19 metro area counties, AIB is a self-supporting organization and does not allow the solicitation of funds or attacks on other faiths.  AIB is Atlanta’s beacon for ethnic, cultural and religious harmony and was established to help both small and large churches reach a larger audience.  AIB’s programming has since graduated to include over 240 hours of original programming – viewers find Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhists, Hindus and others presenting their views. www.AIBTV.com

The Center for the Study of Law and Religion (CSLR) at Emory University is home to world-class scholars and forums on the religious foundations of law, politics, and society. It offers first-rank expertise on how the teachings and practices of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam have shaped and can continue to transform the fundamental ideas and institutions of our public and private lives. The scholarship of CSLR faculty provides the latest perspectives, while its conferences and public forums foster reasoned and robust public debate.



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