Jacques Berlinerblau, Director & Associate Professor of Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University has a new book coming out in September called “How to Be Secular: A Call to Arms for Religious Freedom”. Berlinerblau was photographed at Georgetown University in Washington, DC on Sept. 6, 2012. RNS photo by Jay Premack
(RNS) A conference at Georgetown University this week focused on cleaning up what many Americans consider a dirty word: secularism. The goal of the "Secularism on the Edge" conference was, in part, to define what secularism is and what it is not.