‘End of White Christian America’ lecture will kick off Emory’s ‘Faith and Politics’ series

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 7, 2016
Main Quad on Emory University's primary Druid Hills Campus, including the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the right. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons

Main Quad on Emory University’s primary Druid Hills Campus, including the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the right. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons

Emory’s “Faith and Politics” lecture series will begin Sept. 7 with a discussion of “The End of White Christian America.”

“As the country counts down to Nov. 8 presidential election, Emory University’s Candler School of Theology will host public intellectuals and scholars of religion and culture for a lecture series entitled ‘Faith and Politics in the 21st Century,'” a news release from Emory University says.


The series is sponsored by Candler’s James T. and Berta R. Laney Legacy in Moral Leadership, in cooperation with Emory’s James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference.

All lectures are free to attend, but advanced registration is required. People interested in registering can do so via the school’s events calendar: http://candler.emory.edu/news/events/index.html

A press release from the University says, “Most lectures will take place on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Room 252 of Candler’s Rita Anne Rollins Building.”

The End of White Christian America event is already at full capacity.

The other lectures in the series are:

Sept. 14 – “Can Conservative Religion Save Us? Thoughts on the Media, Faith and Democracy”
Marla Frederick, Professor of African and African American Studies and the Study of Religion, Harvard University

Sept. 21 – “What Would Jesus Do? Developing a Political Economy of Justice”
Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Senior Fellow, The Opportunity Agenda, and Visiting Scholar, Columbia University Department of Religion and Institute for Research in African American Studies

Sept. 28 – “Faith and Economic Justice”
Julianne Malveaux, Founder and President, Economic Education, and Professor Emerita, Bennett College

Oct. 5 – “Abraham Lincoln and Political Agape: Lessons for Our Own Context”
Timothy P. Jackson, Professor of Christian Ethics, Candler School of Theology

Oct. 12 – “The Politics We Need: Faith, the Presidential Election and the Choices Ahead”
Michael Wear, Founder, Public Square Strategies, and former staff in the Obama administration’s Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Initiatives

Nov. 9 – “Diversity, Demographics and the Age of Donald Trump”
Cynthia Tucker Haynes, Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and former editorial page editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


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