Events and Training

GPO calendar of events and training


Separation of Church and State: What Does the Government Publish About Religion?

  • Speaker: Jane Canfield, Coordinator of Federal Documents, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Many of my users believe that the U.S. Government does not publish any information about religion because of a mistaken understanding of the idea of separation of church and state. This webinar will explore the constitutional concepts of separation of church and state and freedom of religion, providing definitions of the ideas from a variety of resources. Search strategies for finding publications on religion in Government sources will be provided and discussed. Government sources as varied as the Library of Congress, Voice of America, the State Department, and PubMed, among others, provide information on religion and its influence in the U.S. The webinar will also offer a look at some select and interesting individual publications on religion. Join us for a tour of the fascinating sources on religion in the United States.


Dates: December 6
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: FDLP Webinar
Cost: Free






Methods of Payment
GPO accepts the following methods of payment: Purchase Card or GPO Deposit Account You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging your successful registration for this class. If payment is required, an Institute staff member will be in contact.

Cancellations
In the event that a class must be cancelled by The Institute at GPO, every effort will be made to notify you by email of the cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to the class date. You will receive information regarding the option to transfer your registration to another class offered by The Institute or to choose to receive a refund.

If you are unable to attend a class for which you are registered, contact us at [email protected] as soon as you know you will not be able to attend. Every effort will be made to reschedule you for a later class date, if available.

Special Needs Requests
If you have special needs such as interpreters or readers, please let us know at least five weeks in advance of the class (sub-contractors require 30 days notice for these services). Although we are pleased to make whatever arrangements are necessary to ensure that all students receive the maximum benefit from the training, the Institute operates on a cost-recovery basis and must recoup any added fees from the student's agency.