Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio:
The Harvard Humanist Hub is an unprecedented initiative to serve and nurture the nationwide Humanist movement in this country. We’ll talk with Harvard’s Humanist Chaplain, Greg Epstein. (Noteworthy: Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has declared December 8th, 2013 to be “Humanist Community Day” statewide.)
Also, two takes on religious conscience and health care:
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear two religious conscience cases, which may well recognize the right to a “religious conscience” for private corporations. Jonathan Dudley will be with us to look at the way that “timeless” mainstream religious teachings on reproductive issues at the center of today’s debates were born as recently as the 1980’s. Dr. Dudley has documented this chronology in his book, Broken Words: The Abuse of Science and Faith in American Politics.
And the American Civil Liberties Union takes the case of a pregnant Michigan woman whose emergency medical care was determined not by science – but by the Catholic Church. We’ll get the details from ACLU of Michigan Staff Attorney Brooke Tucker. The lawsuit names the United States Council of Catholic Bishops as the defendant.