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Interview with Michael Banner

The Reverend Dr. Michael Banner is a well-known ethicist in the UK and Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge. He recently visited us to deliver two lectures on bio-ethics.

Our Co-Director, Charles Mathewes, sat down with him to talk about his extensive public work, which has included advising government on some of the toughest moral questions, from lethal weapons to the use of human tissue.


Faith in the Struggle: A Panel on Christianity and White Supremacy in Charlottesville

On Wednesday, October 4th, activists, faith leaders, and professors from the Charlottesville, Virginia gathered to speak about Christianity and white supremacy in the aftermath of the violence on August 11 and 12th, 2017.

Featuring: Rev. Seth Wispelwey, Dr. Wes Bellamy, Rev. Brenda Brown-Grooms, Dr. Larycia Hawkins, Dr. Jalane Schmidt

Moderated by: Dr. John Edwin Mason


Interview with Dr. Philip Gorski

Philip Gorski, author of the new book, American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present (Princeton University Press) joined us for a lively and topical discussion. Gorski, Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at Yale, also sat down with our Associate Director, Jane Little, to tell her why today, more than ever, we need to avoid both religious nationalism and radical secularism – and find what he calls a vital center.