Public Prayer: A Conversation about Town of Greece v. Galloway

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 12:10pm - 1:10pm
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue, McDonough 200
Washington, DC 20001

"Let us pray." These are words typically used to start a religious ceremony, but in Greece, New York, they are used to start town board meetings. Since 1999, the town of 100,000 has begun every town meeting with a prayer. In all but five meetings, Christian clergy have delivered the prayer. This practice provoked some citizens of Greece to seek an injunction ending the practice. That case is now a few weeks away from being argued in the Supreme Court. Coming 30 years since the last legislative prayer case, this case is the first major Establishment Clause case in front of the Court in several years, and could lead to a rethinking of the Separation of Church and State.

Join Georgetown ACS on Tuesday, October 22 from 12:10 to 1:10 for pizza, drinks, and a discussion of this important case with Greg Lipper of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Greg has been very involved in the Galloway case and has discussed it with groups around the country. He will provide an insider's view of this important case and lay out what's at stake.

RSVP via Orgsync or Facebook group or by email to km1091@law.georgetown.edu.