Butler University, the Center for Faith and Vocation Seminar on Religion and World Civilization, and the Desmond Tutu Center for Peace, Reconciliation, and Global Justice present “Global Intersections of Religion, Race, and Culture,” on Tuesday, January 26, at 7:00 PM in Christian Theological Seminary’s Shelton Auditorium.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Religion’s role in international relations and politics is complex and multifarious, especially as religion intersects with racial and cultural identities. This seminar explores the complex real-world impacts of religion on global societies and international politics.

The speaker is Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Associate Professor of Politics at Northwestern University, where she teaches politics, religion, and hurdinternational affairs. She is a regular contributor to public discussions on U.S. foreign policy and the politics of religious diversity. This year she has two relevant publications, Beyond Religious Freedom: The New Global Politics of Religion (2015) and Politics of Religious Freedom (2015).

Respondents will be Edward Curtis, Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts and Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis and author, most recently, of The Call of Bilal: Islam in the African Diaspora, and Rev.  Frank A. Thomas, who serves as the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics and Director of the Academy of Preaching and Celebration at Christian Theological Seminary. His most recent book is American Dream 2.0: A Christian Way Out of the Great Recession.


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Marc Allan