Presence & Pluralism: Living with Integrity, Love, and Purpose in a Pluralist Society
What does it mean to love your neighbors when you disagree with them and they disagree with you about something you believe is essential, true, and good for society? In a pluralistic but polarized society, does respecting the rights and values of others—at the University, in public life, and in our neighborhoods—mean we should all “just shut up”? And if not, how should we engage with each other when We the People are all responsible for the paths the country takes? Join us for this lecture to hear Rick discuss these questions and more. Dinner will be provided after.
About Rick: Rick holds a JD in Law and BA in Economics, both from UVA. In addition to serving as the Director of Graduate Ministries for the Law and Darden School at the Study Center, he is a Lecturer at UVA’s Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy, where he teaches the core course, Integrating Ethics in Public Policy. Rick has held senior government positions at the US Departments of Health & Human Services, Justice, and State, and was involved in policy formation and implementation affecting human rights and dignity, human genetic engineering, privacy, and religious freedom.