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Creating Our Future: Ritual, Race and Religion in America
Ritual helps us as humans mark a moment, make meaning amidst complexity and take time to express the fundamental values that anchor our lives. Belief in a higher power, religious attendance, personal practice, and identity labels can overlap with ritual in nuanced ways, or not at all. Join field leaders in this engaging conversation to explore the role of ritual amidst demographic shifts and a contested public sphere in a period of dramatic social change.

This webinar is part of IFYC's yearlong public conversation series, Centering Racial Equity in Building Interfaith America. This event will be moderated by Kanika Magee-Jones, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the School of Business and Special Assistant for Interfaith programming at Howard University. Speakers include:

Donna Auston, an anthropologist, writer, and public intellectual whose body of work focuses on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, protest and social movements, media representation, and Islam in America.

Monica Coleman, Ph.D., is Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware. Answering her call to ministry at 19 years of age, Coleman is an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and an initiate in traditional Yoruba religion.

Lisa Doi, the president of the Japanese American Citizens League Chicago, a civil rights organization; and co-chair of Tsuru for Solidarity, a grassroots network of progressive Japanese Americans.

Rabbi Sandra Lawson, Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life and Senior Jewish Educator at Hillel at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina.

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Dec 8, 2020 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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