Dean Simson to Speak on the Role of Religion and Politics

On Monday, Oct. 15, Dean Gary Simson will be speaking at Temple Emanu-El as part of an annual event sponsored by an Atlanta-area Baptist-Jewish interfaith group entitled “Conversation on the Role of Religion and Politics: What we have Learned from the Past.” Dean Simson, a scholar on freedom of religion under the First Amendment, will discuss relevant constitutional principles as well as the Jewish perspective; and Walter Shurden, a professor Emeritus in Mercer's Christianity Department, will address the topic as an expert in the Baptist religion.