Events currently scheduled for 2020-2021 include:

“Reckoning with the Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity:” A Conversation with Robert P. Jones

A conversation with CEO and founder of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), Robert P. Jones

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 6 pm on Zoom

Scholar Robert P. Jones joined Professor of Religious Studies Toddie Peters, Associate Professor of Psychology Buffie Longmire-Avital and Assistant Professor of Political Science and Policy Studies Damion Blake for a discussion about the roots of white supremacy in American Christianity.

The conversation was based on Jones’ most recent book, White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity. Jones is the founder and CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research firm that uses polling and other methods to study the intersection of religion, culture and public policy in the United States. The 2020 book explores three major sources to understand racism in American Christianity: history, public opinion data collected by his polling firm, and memoir-style writing about his own personal reckoning with white supremacy. He argued that the American Christian Church has not just been complacent or complicit regarding white supremacy, but responsible for creating and sustaining these systems.

A recording of the discussion is available for viewing here.

“Religion at the Borders”- 2021 CSRCS Annual Symposium

February 11-13, 2021

Keynote address from Leah Sarat (Appalachian State University): “The Terror of ‘Safety:’ Christianity, Immigrant Policing, and Detention at the Nation’s Edge”

Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 5:45 pm

Lens on the Border photo exhibit

Photo exhibit by the Sierra Club on display throughout the Academic Village during the month of February

Jack Jenkins of Religion News Service speaking to Religion and Media Communications class

Reporter Jack Jenkins to speak during Professor Anthony Hatcher’s Religion and Media class

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 2 pm

Religion Trending: “Christian White Supremacists and Religion in Neo-Fascist Groups”

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 5:15 pm

Annual Geography Lecture: Race, Religion, and Food with Priscilla McCutcheon

Friday, March 26, 2021 at 2 pm

Religion Trending: “Star Wars”

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 5:15 pm