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September 2016

Billy Graham and American Politics

September 29, 2016 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Book Cover of America's Pastor

Lecture by Grant Wacker, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Christian History at Duke University and author of America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation. During a career spanning sixty years, the Reverend Billy Graham’s resonant voice and chiseled profile entered the living rooms of millions of Americans with a message that called for personal transformation through God’s grace. How did a lanky farm kid from North Carolina become an evangelist hailed by the media as “America’s pastor”?…

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October 2016

Marriage, Conscience, and Bigotry: Religious Liberty and LGBT Rights in Conflict?

October 4, 2016 @ 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Linda McClain

Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lunchtime Discussion with Linda McClain Linda C. McClain is professor of law and Paul M. Siskind Research Scholar at Boston University School of Law, and affiliated faculty with the Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at BU.  McClain is the 2016-2017 Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University Center for Human Values. She teaches family law, feminist legal theory, and gender and law. Her scholarship addresses the respective roles of families, other institutions of civil…

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African Studies Lecture by Cati Coe and Afe Adogame

October 5, 2016 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Opening lecture for the Program in African Studies 2016-2017 Lecture Series Date TBA. For more information, visit

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City of Gods: Religious Freedom, Immigration, and Pluralism in Flushing, Queens

October 17, 2016 @ 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
R. Scott Hanson

Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lunchtime Discussion with R. Scott Hanson Scott Hanson is a Lecturer in the Department of History and Director of the Social Justice Research Academy at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his B.A. in the Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program and English Honors at the University of Texas at Austin, M.A. in Religion at Columbia University, and Ph.D. in History of Culture from the University of Chicago. He was a postdoctoral research associate at…

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Coffee Chat with David Voas

October 26, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

David Voas was elected to a Simon Research Fellowship at the University of Manchester in 2003 and appointed to a chair in the Institute for Social Change in 2007. He previously held a lectureship at the University of Sheffield and a research post at the University of Liverpool, having returned to academic life in 1998 after a long period in the private sector. He has spent extended periods overseas, notably in Africa, India, France, the USA and Bulgaria. He is…

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