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Emory will host discussion about ‘End of White Christian America’

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Emory will host discussion about ‘End of White Christian America’

Robert P. Jones. Source: Emory University
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Robert P. Jones. Source: Emory University

Robert P. Jones. Source: Emory University

Emory University is hosting a lecture on Sep. 7 titled “The End of White Christian America.”

“Robert P. Jones, founder and CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), will present a public talk on ‘The End of White Christian America and Its Implications for the 2016 Election’ at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Emory University’s Cannon Chapel,” a press release from the University says. “The event is free and open to the public.”

The presentation is being organized by the James T. and Berta R. Laney Legacy in Moral Leadership at Emory’s Candler School of Theology, the press release says.

It is the first in a series of lectures “on faith and politics in the 21st century.”

To register to attend the lecture, click here.

Jones has authored three books and many articles on religion and public policy, the press release says. His newest book is appropriately titled “The End of White Christian America.”

“He will discuss the United States’ current political landscape leading up to the 2016 presidential election—including the rise of cultural protectionism, racial tensions and the Black Lives Matter movement, the apocalyptic tone of arguments regarding LGBT rights, and how each issue has been influenced by the waning power of ‘white Christian America’,” the press release says.

 

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