National Student Conference

A More Perfect Union: Religious Assessments of the American Experiment

April 19 - 21, 2012

National Student Conference: A More Perfect Union Once again we find ourselves in the midst of a presidential campaign, a natural time in the life of our nation to reflect on where we stand in relation to our national values and aspirations. This kind of reflection is embedded in our matrix. The Preamble to the United States Constitution begins with these words: "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union..." Notably, the Founders did not argue that this newly minted Union is perfect, but rather recognized the necessity of remaining open to continual refinement. In fact, from the very inception of our democracy our history has revealed the necessity of this pursuit as people have been denied full participation on the grounds of race, gender, creed, culture and sexual orientation. This historically ubiquitous element of exclusion underscores the need to perpetually cultivate a more perfect Union.


Conference Registration

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The conference will be located at:

Claremont Lincoln University
1325 N. College Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711
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Hotel Information

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