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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 | 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Big Questions: How does religion influence contemporary politics?

The United States doesn’t have an established church, yet it’s hard to find another country that is as public about its dominant religion. Religion has fueled progressive social and civil rights movements and served as a powerful tool for conservatives, influencing everything from citizenship and voting rights to controversial Supreme Court decisions. Does religion enhance or degrade ethical and political decision-making?

Join William Hart, Chair, Margaret W. Harmon Professor, Religious Studies; in conversation with President Suzanne Rivera.

Big Questions events will take place online. Big Questions are virtual events with Macalester President Rivera, faculty, staff, and alumni that celebrate the liberal arts with thought-provoking conversations about global issues, plus opportunities to connect with your fellow alumni, parents, and friends. See all Big Questions events

Contact: or call 651-696-6295.

Audience: Alumni, Faculty, Parents and Families, Staff, Students

Admission: Free

Sponsors: Advancement, Alumni Engagement

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