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The Humanist Society of New Zealand is hosting an alternative Constitution Conversation, regarding the separation of Church and State, in Wellington NZ on 13 July 2013.

Following on from the Constitution Conversations that are being held at present, there will be an ‘alternative’ conversation: ‘Separation of Church and State in NZ’. This will be held in Wellington on 13 July, 1.00pm-5.00pm, at Victoria University Law School, in Government Buildings Lecture Theatre 1, located in the back courtyard of Government House (entrance off Stout St).

Dr Caroline Sawyer, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Victoria University, will address lessons from the UK. Gay Morgan, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Waikato, lessons from the USA and Dr Meg Wallace, a barrister and solicitor and former legal academic from Australia will speak of the Australian experience.

The afternoon will conclude with a Panel discussion with the speakers, and also including Dr Bryce Edwards from the Department of Politics, Otago University, Dave Armstrong, Dominion Post columnist and playwright, and Ngaire McCarthy, a past president of the NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists. Refreshments will be provided by the Humanist Society of NZ. There will be an informal dinner after the seminar to which attendees are warmly invited-details of which will be given during the afternoon.