Free Speech and Religion

Principled Pluralism: The Challenge Of Religious Diversity In 21st Century America

July 2, 2013  • Eboo Patel & Jim Wallis

The past twenty years have seen tremendous engagement around racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Millenials (ages 18-29) are generally knowledgeable about such identity differences and far better equipped to have a respectful, nuanced discussion of these issues than their parents and grandparents.

Can the same be said about religious diversity? At a time when religion fuels numerous conflicts overseas and when religious tensions in the United States appear to be on the rise, what must be done to improve religious literacy and foster inclusive attitudes among America’s next generation?