An Urban Center in Detroit for Spiritual Renewal and Social Justice

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Flaming Chalice

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit
4605 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
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November 17, 2019
Dr. John Corvino
Civility, Free Speech, and the Limits of Tolerance

There's much to be said in favor of niceness and of taking a "big tent" approach toward those with whom we differ. At the same time, the canard that "all are welcome" obscures the fact that shunning and shaming are sometimes merited: To take an extreme example, an unrepentant Hitler neither is nor should be welcome! Where should we draw the line, and why?

John Corvino, Ph.D. is Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University. For the past 25+ years, he has lectured at over 250 campuses around the globe on culture-war issues of sexuality, ethics, marriage, and religious liberty. Read more at

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