Marci Hamilton

Marci A. Hamilton is one of the United States’ leading church/state scholars and is a Fox Family Pavilion Distinguished Scholar in Residence in the Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the Academic Director and President of CHILD USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to interdisciplinary evidence-based research and tracking of medical, legal, and psychological developments to prevent and deter child abuse and neglect, which she co-leads with Dr. Steven Berkowitz, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and Dr. Paul Offit, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She holds the Paul R. Verkuil Research Chair at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, through 2018.

Recent Posts

Mississippi, the First Amendment Defense Act, Accommodation, and Apartheid (Justia.com)

Bottom line: some religious accommodation is simply immoral and wrong. Read More

The Devil Is in the Details: How Insurance and Catholic Lobbyists Are Trying to Help Child Predators and Supportive Institutions Behind the Scenes

Here is what the rumor mill says some Pennsylvania Senators are considering, with a guide to help you understand it. Read More

Hooray! Finally Dropping the Blinders, Religious Leaders Are Calling Out Terrorists, Haters, Pedophiles and the Institutions that Enable Them (Justia.com)

The blinders are finally off and we are no longer controlled by the perverse reasoning that all religiously motivated conduct is worthy of high protection simply because it is religious. Read More