Bridging divisions in religion and politics will be the topic of a series of interdisciplinary panels sponsored by Washington University in St. Louis’ John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics.
“Religion and Politics in an Age of Fracture” will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. in Knight Hall’s Emerson Auditorium on the following dates:
- Tuesday, Feb. 6 (John Inazu and Eboo Patel, moderated by Adrienne Davis)
- Tuesday, March 6 (Eboo Patel and Ken Stern)
- Tuesday, April 3 (John Inazu and Emma Green)
The series is running concurrently to “Religion, Politics and the University,” a course co-taught this semester by Inazu, the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law & Religion, and Patel, a visiting Danforth scholar and the founder-director of Interfaith Youth Core.
Davis is vice provost and the William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law. Stern is the co-founder and president of Palisades Media Ventures, and Green is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she covers politics, policy and religion.
“The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics is delighted to be bringing Eboo Patel to campus as a visiting scholar this semester,” said R. Marie Griffith, the John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and the center’s director. “Public engagement is a major part of the center’s mission, and Dr. Patel’s contributions to us and the wider university community will be outstanding.”
The discussion series approaches the challenges arising out of divisions over religion and politics and how to bridge relationships in spite of those challenges. Speakers are coming together from the center, law, private industry and the nonprofit world to discuss paths toward bridging relationships arising out of divisions over religion and politics.