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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, […]

Judicial Regulation of Muslim Family Laws in non-Muslim Democracies

Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lunchtime Discussion with Yüksel Sezgin.

Yüksel Sezgin, Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program at Syracuse University, is the author of Human Rights under State-Enforced Religious Family Laws in Israel, […]

Religion and the State in Classical Greece and Rome

Friday, September 22

9:00-9:30 Breakfast and coffee

9:30 Welcome: Amit Shilo (UCSB) and Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Princeton)

9:45-10:30 Evan Jewell (Columbia), “Growing the state: the cult of Iuventas”

Respondent: Anne Truetzel (Princeton)

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-11:30 Paul McMullen (Cambridge), “The ritual poetics of punitive politics: replacing […]

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 […]