Religion and the Welfare State: Rivals or Partners?

Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
IMG - Giving conference

Lew Daly, Senior Fellow and Director of Demos' Sustainable Progress Initiative will participate in a panel, "Religion and the Welfare State: Rivals or Partners" at The New School's Center for Public Scholarship's 28th Social Research conference, Giving: Caring for the Needs of Strangers, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 6, 7, and 8, 2012 at The New School in New York City.

The conference is intended to be broadly inclusive, ranging from individual philanthropy, volunteering, and faith-based giving, to state social welfare programs designed to reduce the suffering of citizens, to international giving. Our speakers—scholars, professionals, and philanthropists—will deepen our understanding of why we do and should give to others, what the roots of altruism are, how we can instill generosity in our young people, what the religious and philosophical grounds for caring and giving to others are, and what the correct balance between private philanthropy and government welfare programs may be.

All proceedings will be published in a future issue of Social Research: An International Quarterly. (Order in advance at the special conference price of $15 per copy). Find details about the conference on our tickets page.

The Social Research conference director and founder (1988) is Arien Mack, Alfred and Monette Marrow Professor of Psychology at The New School for Social Research and editor of Social Research since 1970. For the history of the conference series, visit the Social Research conference series site. For information about other public events at The New School, see the university calendar. Find information about the more than 70 degree programs offered at The New School. For general information about The New School, visit the quick facts page.

This conference is made possible by generous support from the John Templeton Foundation and the Rockefeller Archives Center.