Professor Robert George of Princeton Law will speak in St. Louis at 6 PM Sunday, November 25th on the outlook for religious freedom in the US. Professor George was recently appointed by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom. Speaker Boehner says “Dr. George is a respected and leading voice for religious freedom, and I’m pleased that he will bring his passion for this issue and legal expertise to the commission. No person should live in fear of persecution for worshiping as they see fit or be forced by government mandate to disavow or compromise their faith. He will be a great resource in the House’s effort to defend this fundamental human right.”
Author of over a dozen books and numerous published articles, Professor George also drafted The Manhattan Declaration, signed by Catholic, Orthodox and Evangelical leaders and promises resistance to the point of civil disobedience against any legislation that might implicate their churches or charities in abortion, embryo-destructive research or same-sex marriage.
Dr. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, has served on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the President’s Council on Bioethics, and was a Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. A graduate of Swarthmore, he holds J.D. and M.T.S. degrees from Harvard, and a D.Phil. from Oxford, in addition to many honorary degrees. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Citizens Medal and the Honorific Medal of the Republic of Poland for the Defense of Human Rights.
Credo and the Catholic Union of Missouri are honored to have Professor George as our speaker for the 2012 Christ the King Forum.