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Race, Religion, and American Nationalism

Event Date:

May 6, 2022 | 12:30 PM EDT TO 1:30 PM EDT
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Some of the largest political blocs in the United States revolve around intersections of religion and ethnicity or race, and religion plays an increasingly important role in U.S. nationalist movements. How do religious and ethnic identities affect political dynamics? How do politicians and lobbyists leverage religious beliefs and racial identities to gain support and create policy?

In a webinar co-sponsored by the Berkley Center, journalists Jack Jenkins and Alejandra Molina will engage in a conversation with Berkley Center Senior Fellow Terrence Johnson about the intersection of racial and religious identities in American politics, with a particular focus on growing nationalist movements. Berkley Center Senior Fellow Jocelyne Cesari will moderate the discussion.

Jenkins is an award-winning journalist working as a national reporter covering U.S. Catholics and politics for Religion News Service (RNS). Molina is also an award-winning journalist for RNS, covering Latinos and religion on the West Coast.

This event is co-sponsored by the Pulitzer Center and Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, with support from the Henry Luce Foundation.