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Job Discrimination against Arab Muslims in the United States

Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lunchtime Discussion with Grace Yukich, Associate Professor of Sociology at Quinnipiac University. Dr. Yukich is a sociologist whose research, writing, and teaching focus on immigration, religion, social movements & politics, race & ethnicity, and culture. Her first […]

Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House about the Future of Faith in America

Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lunchtime Discussion with Michael Wear, former aide to President Obama on faith-based issues and founder of Public Square Strategies LLC, a consulting firm that helps businesses, non-profits, foundations, and Christian organizations at the intersection of faith, […]

At the Cross: Race, Religion and Citizenship in the Politics of the Death Penalty

Crossroads of Religion and Politics Discussion with Melynda Price.

Curing systemic inequalities in the criminal justice system is the unfinished business of the Civil Rights movement. No part of that system highlights this truth more than the current implementation of the […]

Coffee Chat with Fr. Gregory Boyle

The Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., is the founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world.

Today, Homeboy Industries employs and trains former gang members in a range […]

Billy Graham and American Politics

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 […]

The Texas Textbook Controversy: Crossroads Discussion with Jennifer Graber

Last year, along with academics across Texas, Professor Jennifer Graber signed on to a report circulated by the Texas Freedom Network pointing to imbalance and bias in the new Texas history textbooks’ representations of non-Christian religions, as well as misleading statements […]

Ferguson: The Community Responds

The Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University sponsors a panel discussion on the events in Ferguson, Missouri, following the death of Michael Brown.

Why is a black body in motion considered a threat?
Is it appropriate to provision police […]

Red State Religion: Faith and Politics in Kansas and Texas

Center Director and Gerhard R. Andlinger ’52 Professor of Sociology Robert Wuthnow lectures on religion and politics in Kansas and Texas, drawing on two of his recent books: Red State Religion: Faith and Politics in America’s Heartland (2011) and Rough […]

Islamic Feminism in Kuwait

A Crossroads of Religion and Politics lunchtime discussion with Alessandra L. González, John Jay College.

Dr. González is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at John Jay College, CUNY. In 2011, Dr. Alessandra L. González became a Research Fellow at the Institute for […]