Religion and Race: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective

Source Organization: Pew Research Center

Speaker: Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Professor of Religion and African-American Studies, Princeton University

Venue: Pew Forum Faith Angle Conference


12/08/2008 - Some of the nation's leading journalists gathered in Key West, Fla., in December 2008 for the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life's biannual Faith Angle Conference on religion, politics and public life.

Eddie S.Glaude Jr., author of In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America, discussed religion and race in America.

Specifically, he described historical and contemporary appeals for religious pluralism and explored the ways these efforts have been undermined, particularly when they relate to race. Professor Glaude also examined the 2008 presidential campaign controversy surrounding the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and spoke to the challenges President-elect Barack Obama might face when he takes office in January.

Speaker: 
Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Professor of Religion and African-American Studies, Princeton University

Moderator:
Michael Cromartie, Vice President, Ethics & Public Policy Center; Senior Advisor, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

Read the full transcript Religion and Race: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective on the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Web site.

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