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.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.