Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-10-09

Civil liberties activist Barry W. Lynn will address students at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in Robinson law building. The public is invited free of charge.

Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, will speak as part of Cumberland’s Cordell Hull Speakers Forum.

His topic will be “A day without separation of church and state.”

Lynn has held his post at Americans United since 1992. Prior to that, he was legislative counsel for American Civil Liberties Union, and held other positions with organizations related to religious liberty.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.