Cole Lecture with Anthea Butler "Race, Religion and the American Project"
10/26/2012, 10:00 am
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Benton Chapel (Google map of this location)
Video of this event will be available at news.vanderbilt.edu, after the event
Vanderbilt University Divinity School announces the 2012 Cole Lectures to be delivered by Anthea Butler, MA'00, Ph.D.'01, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and the Graduate Chair of Religion, University of Pennsylvania
"Race, Religion and the American Project"
While white right-wing Christians have used the founders and their writings to revise the history of America, immigrants and people of color also have called upon these documents to advance call for civil and equal rights. How have the same documents used to exclude others been used as a tool to push forward equality, religious, and civil rights by communities not considered by the framers?
Join Professor Butler for the second Cole Lecture when she will expand on the way different communities have used the founders and their documents to open up religious and civic opportunities for all.