When: 7 PM Lecture
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Where: The Cathedral of Christ the Light Conference Center
2121 Harrison St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Admission: $50, which includes admission to the upcoming September 18th Manhattan Forum Conference
In the Eighth Manhattan Forum lecture, Robert George will tackle the issues at the heart of the contemporary conflict of worldviews. Secular liberals typically suppose that their positions on morally charged issues of public policy are the fruit of pure reason, while those of their morally conservative opponents reflect an irrational religious faith. George will show that this supposition is wrong on both counts. Challenging liberalismís claim to represent the triumph of reason, George argues that on controversial issues like abortion, euthanasia, same-sex unions, civil rights and liberties, and the place of religion in public life, traditional Judaeo-Christian beliefs are rationally superior to secular liberal alternatives.
Aug. 9, 2010: Robert George, interviewed by the Catholic Voice of the Diocese of OaklandAug. 6, 2010: Robert George, on PBS, speaking on Prop 8 and What's Ahead
Aug. 3, 2010: Robert George, writes on marriage in the Wall Street Journal
"Inasmuch as these truths are foundational to human dignity and the well-being of society, they are inviolable and non-negotiable."