James J. Yee, Former Chaplain, Guantanamo Bay, To Speak On ‘Religion And The Law’

With the country deeply divided on issues of faith and morality, can the separation of church and state be preserved? To what extent can government intervene in the activities of religious organizations? The lillie and Nathan Ackerman lecture series on equality and justice in America will explore religion and the law: the virtue of tolerance on wednesday, april 5, 2006 at 6 pm speakers include religious leaders: Rev. Dr. Bob Edgar, general secretary, national council of churches rabbi Jonathan Stein, senior rabi, temple Shaaray Tefila chaplain James J. Yee, former chaplain, Guantanamo Bay.

N.B. Chaplain Yee was detained in a naval prison for 76 days after being falsely accused of spying, espionage and aiding alleged Taliban and Al-Qaeda prisoners. He was eventually cleared of all charges and reinstated to full duty. He received an Honorable Discharge in January, 2005 and given a medal for “exceptionally meritorious service.”

DAY: Wednesday, April 5, 2006

TIME: 6 to 8 pm

PLACE: Baruch College
The Vertical Campus
55 Lexington Ave. (@ 24 St.


Contact: Zane Berzins 646.660.6113