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600 | Religion, Race, and Partisanship: Understanding America's Identity Crisis

Sunday, November 5 | 12 - 1 PM
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Performance Hall
915 E 60th St | Chicago, IL | 60637
  • Members: $12
  • Public: $15
  • Students and Teachers: $10

Drawing on decades of social science research, Robert P. Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute and author of The End of White Christian America, argues that today’s most divisive debates—over immigration, the rise of white supremacy groups, and police violence—can only be understood against the backdrop of demographic, religious, and cultural transformations that are challenging longstanding assumptions about what it means to be an American. These challenges are daunting, but Jones argues they also represent an opportunity to take up the work of weaving a new national narrative in which all Americans can see themselves.

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A book signing will follow this program.

This program is generously underwritten by The Joyce Foundation.


Robert P. Jones is the founding CEO of PRRI (Public Religion Research Institute), a nonpartisan organization dedicated to research on politics, culture, and religion. Jones writes a column for The Atlantic online on politics, culture, and religion and appears regularly on Interfaith Voices, the nation’s leading religion news magazine on public radio. He is frequently featured in major national media such as MSNBC, CNN, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and others.

Manya Brachear-Pashman joined the Tribune in June 2003. As the paper's religion reporter, she has helped chronicle two papal transitions from Rome, the Dalai Lama's visits to Chicago, Protestant debates about gay clergy, progress and pitfalls of interfaith dialogue and the emerging role of religion in American politics. Brachear-Pashman earned a bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University and masters degrees in journalism and religious studies from Columbia University.

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  • The Joyce Foundation Program
  • On sale to members on 9/19 at 10am and on sale to public on 9/26 at 10am.
  • The End of White Christian America
  • 07-04-2017