Faith & Democracy
Charlotte, NC

Watershed Charlotte 2101 Shenandoah Avenue, Charlotte, NC, United States The InterFaith Caucus presents "Faith & Democracy: How We Got Here and What's Next,” an insightful, nonpartisan conversation with guest speakers: Nancy MacLean, the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University; academic and investigative journalist Anne Nelson, winner of the Guggenheim and Bellagio Fellowships, and instructor in the Columbia University School of Journalism; Katherine Stewart, also an acclaimed journalist, whose work on religion and politics regularly appears in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and other publications; and Obery Hendricks, a Distinguished Senior Fellow at The Democracy Collaborative in Washington, DC, and Visiting Scholar in the Department of Religion at Columbia University. Co-moderated by Interfaith Caucus officers Reverend Dr. Paul A. McAllister and Ms. Aabia Saeed, the discussion will focus on how decades of religious extremism, radio, TV, and digital media propaganda, and dark money in the political operating space put Democracy at risk in North Carolina and the United States, and how faith in Democratic institutions is reliant upon unbiased citizen education and voter engagement. Attendees will be allotted time to address the speakers during a brief Q&A, followed by a book signing session with the speakers. The 90-minute event […]

Faith & Democracy
Santa Barbara, CA

First Congregational UCC 2101 State St, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Join us for a thought-provoking Faith and Democracy event, where we will shed light on the pressing issue of Christian nationalism and its threat to our democracy. This event will take place on March 7, 2024, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in Santa Barbara, California.   Christian nationalism, defined as the fusion of religious identity and nationalistic ideals, has become a growing concern in our society. At this event, we will delve into the meaning and impact of Christian nationalism, exploring its implications for our democracy and the values we hold dear. We are honored to have esteemed speakers and organizations joining us for this important conversation. Vote Common Good, a prominent organization committed to promoting the common good through faith and politics, will share their insights on the topic. Their dedication to fostering dialogue and understanding makes them a valuable addition to this event. Faithful America, a grassroots organization that amplifies the voices of progressive people of faith, will also be present to contribute to the discussions. Their work in promoting social justice and equality aligns perfectly with the event's theme, as they strive to counteract the harmful effects of Christian nationalism. We are also thrilled to have Katherine Stewart, […]

Faith & Democracy
Simi Valley, CA

United Church of Christ Simi Valley UCC Simi Valley, 370 Royal Ave., CA, United States

Whether you are a person of faith, a concerned citizen, or an advocate for social justice, this event will provide a platform for dialogue, education, and action. Together, we can work towards safeguarding the principles of democracy, religious freedom, and the separation of church and state. Hosted by Vote Common Good and The Greater Things Foundation this seminar aims to shed light on the intersection of faith, politics, and the dangers posed by the rise of Christian nationalism. Christian nationalism, a political ideology that seeks to merge Christianity with the governance of the nation, has gained significant traction in recent years. It presents a unique challenge to the principles of democracy and religious freedom, as it seeks to establish a narrow and exclusionary version of Christianity as the dominant force in shaping public policy. During this event, we will explore the historical context and current manifestations of Christian nationalism in the United States. We will delve into its impact on democratic institutions, religious pluralism, and social justice. Experts and activists will share their insights and experiences, providing a comprehensive understanding of the threat posed by Christian nationalism and its implications for our society. Please join us: