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Free Speech and Religion

Religious Perspectives on the Narratives of America: Book Talk & Launch Event

How can we create an honest, inclusive and forward-looking vision of America?

Narratives help us understand the world. They shape our identities, our aspirations, and our sense of purpose. They can offer or preclude hope. We need narratives of America that are honest about our history and current conditions, that are inclusive, empowering and forward-looking. We need narratives that help us find common cause across differences and build a shared vision of the future.

In partnership with the US Bahá’í Office of Public Affairs, we are releasing Religious Perspectives on the Narratives of America: The Search for Just, Honest, Inclusive and Forward-looking Tellings, edited by Rev. Dr. Audrey Price and Selvi Zabihi. Religious Perspectives is a collection of essays from contributors from Sikh, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Bahá’í, Native American, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, through the lens of racial justice and religion, inviting readers into a vision of America with forward-looking narratives.

Over the past six months, eleven brilliant contributors from within the Religion and Society Program’s Racial Justice & Religion Collective and community have put pen to paper casting a vision of what an inclusive America shaped by religious pluralism can be.

Join us for a book talk and conversation around this prophetic visioning at the Aspen Institute’s Washington D.C. office. To accommodate more people and make our program accessible, virtual event registration is available as well. The virtual event will run for the duration of our program.

The recorded program will be available on YouTube at this link after the event.

Event information
Mon Jun 17, 2024
1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
The Aspen Institute
2300 N St NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20037