January 16, 2008 11:47 Age: 6 yrs

Witte Award Highlighted in Christian Science Monitor

John Witte, Jr.

The Christian Science Monitor (January 16 issue) calls John Witte Jr. and other 2008 First Freedom award winners "heroes in a battle most Americans think has already been won...they are to be honored for their contributions to strengthening religious freedom at home and abroad."

Witte, Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, will receive the national award tonight in Richmond, Virginia. Charles Haynes, senior scholar at Freedom Forum's First Amendment Center, will be given the state award, while Jakob Finci, president of the Jewish Community of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will be honored with the international award.

The Council for America's First Freedom bestows the awards each year to individuals who have made significant contributions to religious freedom domestically and internationally.

Read the full article.

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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