July 15, 2019.  For the past several years, Temple University’s Dialogue Institute’s has hosted groups of foreign scholars at various stages of their careers for a multi-week program in Philadelphia and elsewhere in the United States introducing them to the dynamics of religious pluralism in the United States. The program includes a wide variety of both experiential and academic components.

Ever since the inception of the program, Perry Dane has been asked to give a half-day lecture on the American tradition of religion-state separation. He has emphasized both the sources of that tradition, especially its profound religious roots, and its vert specific embeddedness in American history and culture. His goal has been to explain the American separationist tradition without claiming that it represents the only possible decent and humane arrangement for the relation between religion and the state. https://dialogueinstitute.org/susi-scholars