Religion in Political Discourse

As part of UCLA’s Center for the Study of Religion’s ongoing lecture series in Religion in the Public Sphere, Diane Winston will present “Religion in Political Discourse: Did you hear the one about the Politician and the Evangelical Pastor Meet-Up in Heaven?”

Dr. Winston, Knight Chair in Media and Religion at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, will examine how American politics have shifted to the right. Beginning at Ronald Reagan’s 1983 “evil empire” speech, Dr. Winston will follow the trail all the way back to the New Deal to discover the roots of the current conservative climate and the role religion has played in creating it.

Dr. Winston’s talk will take place Monday, October 29 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at UCLA’s Bunche Hall, Room 10383. For more information, visit UCLA’s Center for the Study of Religion or contact malek@humnet.ucla.edu.

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