Ray Suarez to discuss the politics of faith March 31

Ray Suarez, author and senior correspondent for PBS’ The NewsHour, will present “The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in Graham Chapel on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis.


The event — co-sponsored by the university’s John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics and the Murray Wiedenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy — is free and open to the public. This is a rescheduled event, originally set for Jan. 31.

Suarez has spent more than 30 years in the news business. Before coming to The NewsHour, Suarez worked at National Public Radio, where he hosted the nationwide call-in program “Talk of the Nation.”

Suarez currently hosts the monthly radio program “America Abroad” for Public Radio International and the weekly politics program “Destination Casa Blanca” for Hispanic Information Telecommunications Network, HITN TV.

His most recent book, The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America, examines the tightening relationship between religion and politics in the United States.

The book looks at the way Americans worship and how organized religion and politics intersect in America, revealing how this powerful collision is transforming the current and future American mindset.

A reception will be held immediately following the lecture in the Women’s Building Formal Lounge. Copies of The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America will be available for purchase, and Suarez will be signing copies.

More information on the event can be found at rap.wustl.edu/events/ray-suarez-the-holy-vote-the-politics-of-faith-in-america.