Just over a year ago, Americans around the country watched with horror as a mob stormed the United States Capitol Building. Many of the assailants displayed religious imagery, and many more announced that their actions were motivated by religion. While religion has always influenced American public life, the 2021 US Capitol Siege called our attention to the urgent threat of Christian Nationalism and raised questions about the role of religion in society today for people of all faiths.
The Religion & Society Program knows that for religious pluralism to become a reality in American society, we cannot ignore the events and implications of the past year. We must understand the many ways religion has shown up. We must ask ourselves where we want to go from here and how we intend to get there.
Speakers for the program include:
- Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News (moderator)
- Justin Giboney, co-founder and president, AND Campaign
- Elizabeth Reiner Platt, Director, The Law, Rights, and Religion Project, Columbia Law School
- Asma Uddin, Fellow for Religious Freedom, Religion & Society Program.