Santa Clara University

Markkula Ethics Center Lectures

Feb 6, 2014
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center

Women Speak for Themselves: Conscience and the New Catholic Feminism


A presentation by Helen Alvare, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law.

Helen Alvare is one of the leading Catholic legal scholars in the United States. She comments frequently on some of the most significant contemporary issues, including the recent contraception and religious freedom debate between Catholic bishops and the Obama Administration. Professor Alvare teaches family law, law and religion, and property at George Mason University. She has written widely on legal matters concerning marriage, parenting, non-marital households, abortion, and the First Amendment religion clauses. A former spokeswoman on pro-life issues for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, she is currently chair of the Catholic Women's Forum, chair of the Task Force on Conscience Protection of the Witherspoon Institute, and an ABC news consultant.

We are fortunate to present this program in part through the generosity of the Project on Conscience in Roman Catholic Thought, funded by Phyllis and Mike Shea.

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