Religion in the Public Sphere: Conflict or Dialogue?
From Jeff Layne on September 19th, 2017
San Jose State University
Dr. Jason Clower
Dr. Andrew M. Flescher
State University of New York, Stony Brook
Dr. Katherine G. McCarthy
Dr. Sarah M. Pike
Dr. Eric Michael Mazus
Virginia Wesleyan University
Six religious scholars explore their role as educators in relation to religious issues in the non-academic world, and the challenges caused by those issues. The presentation begins with a five-minute talk from each panelist. These talks bring up many topics for subsequent discussion by the panel and the audience, such as intersections of religion with African-American culture, the loss of status of white Protestant churches in the U.S., the increased interest in studying Islam, and the fact that 25 percent of Americans have no religious affiliation. Dr. Eric Michael Mazus of Virginia Wesleyan University moderates the panel, which is comprised of Dr. Vernon Andrews, San Jose State University; Dr. Jason Clower, CSU, Chico; Dr. Andrew Flescher, State University of New York, Stony Brook; Dr. Katherine McCarthy, CSU, Chico; and Dr. Sarah Pike, CSU, Chico.
Recorded: September 15, 2017