Society

Holy Bridges: The Role of Religion in American Polarization

Event information
Date
Mon Feb 3, 2020
4:00pm - 6:30pm
Location
Smith
Aspen Institute
Washington, DC
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Pluralism has always been a hallmark of American society. But today, Americans are less likely to know their neighbors, to volunteer with community organizations, and to gather in public spaces. Instead, we’re spending more time in online communities and with those who already share our beliefs and viewpoints. Throughout American history, faith communities have proven essential to building a strong civil society. So we ask: how does religion divide communities and how do we leverage its potential to heal division and serve as a bridge to connect people?

This panel will be moderated by Tom Gjelten, Correspondent of Religion and Belief, NPR and will include participation from Justin Giboney, Founder, AND Campaign; Sheila Katz, CEO, National Council of Jewish Women; Dr. Paul D. Miller, Professor and Co-Chair for Global Politics and Security, Georgetown University; and Asma Uddin, author and religious liberty lawyer.

4:00pm-5:30pm EST: Panel
5:30pm-6:30pm EST: Reception

If you are unable to make this event we hope you will join us via the livestream. Click here to watch our panel discuss live at 4:00pm EST on Feburary 3rd.