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Black Religion, Racial Identity, and Politics During the Great Migration

Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lunchtime Discussion with Judith Weisenfeld, Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion, Princeton University.

Judith Weisenfeld is the author of the forthcoming New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration.  Focusing […]

From Mount Sinai to Main Street: America and the Ten Commandments

Audio online here: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/yqqxh

Throughout much of the 20th century, the Ten Commandments loomed large in the United States – but more as a series of gentle cautions and helpful hints than as divine writ.  Brought down from on high and thrust […]

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 […]

Journalism’s God Problem: The Challenges of Covering Religion in American Politics and Culture

Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lunchtime Discussion with Emma Green.

Emma Green is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where she writes about politics, policy, and religion.

This Crossroads of Religion and Politics Discussion Series is co-sponsored by the Center for the […]

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 […]

Creating an Economy of Inclusion: Faith Active in Politics

This year’s Doll Family Lecture on Religion and Money will be given by Simone Campbell, SSS.  Sister Simone is Executive Director of NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby.  She is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience […]

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 […]

The Politics of Religion and Sexuality with Frank Schaeffer

Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lunchtime Discussion

Breaking Free from Financial Slavery

The Rev. Dr. DeForest “Buster” Soaries, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, shares the practical wisdom of his experience pursuing faith-based strategies for economic empowerment in the 2013 Doll Lecture on Religion and Money.

Dr. Soaries is the […]