may, 2020

04may3:30 pm5:00 pmThe Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - LectureSeparating Church from State

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Separating Church from State

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of the Pacific is a non-profit education program designed for people ages 50+ and open to all adult learners. Each year, OLLI provides intellectually stimulating non-credit classes, interest groups, local and international trips, and special events for its members.  OLLI Membership Fee is $65 per Semester.

The lecture series is FREE to all OLLI members as a benefit of the membership.  View the spring catalog online,  Sign up on or online.

David Diskin, Instructor – Although the words “separation of church and state” never appear in the U.S. Constitution, this phrase by Thomas Jefferson has impacted our lives and freedoms ever since the U.S. Supreme Court referenced it in 1879. But what do these words mean? Why was Jefferson affirming this separation? And how has the First Amendment’s establishment clause been used to defend the rights of the religious and non-religious at every level of our government? In his lecture, David Diskin discusses the history of these words and their impact, along with recent decisions that protect religious freedom and the conflicts that arise between opposing worldviews in our courts and our lives.

Please join us on…

Monday, May 4, 2020
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
O’Connor Woods – West Hall
3400 Wagner Heights Road
Stockton, CA 95209

For more information, please call 209-956-3400.


(Monday) 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


O’Connor Woods

3400 Wagner Heights Road, Stockton CA


$65 OLLI Membership Fee per Semester

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