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Does Religion Do More to Divide or Unite Americans?

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Does religion do more to unite or divide us?
Saints Ambrose/Teresa Room, Ground Level

In today's climate this question provides food for thought. The U.S. is unusual in combing a high level of religious devotion, religious diversity, and religious tolerance - a combination that one might think would lead to conflict.

While religion is a fault line in our national politics, at a personal level most Americans have built bridges across religious lines.

Please join us and listen to Dr. David Campbell, Chair, Political Science Department at Notre Dame, as he explores this topic and invites us to consider how we deal with this at our personal level.  Reception will follow the lecture.

All are welcome, and there is no charge to attend. This lecture will be held in Saints Ambrose/Teresa Room on the Ground Level of the Basilica.

This lecture is sponsored by the Basilica Young Adults and the Notre Dame Club of Minnesota.  The Hesburgh Lecture Series has brought University faculty to Notre Dame clubs and their local communities since 1986.  The Basilica is delighted to welcome them back again this summer.











David Campbell is the Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame and the chairperson of the political science department. His most recent book is Seeking the Promised Land: Mormons and American Politics (with John Green and Quin Monson). He is also the co-author (with Robert Putnam) of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, which has been described by the New York Times as intellectually powerful, by America as an instant classic and by the San Francisco Chronicle as the most successfully argued sociological study of American religion in more than half a century.