Due to high demand, the webinar will be livestreamed on our Facebook page. A recording of the webinar will also be available here on our website within two weeks.
Religion figured centrally in the January 6, 2021, siege of the US Capitol, revealing yet again the entanglement of white supremacy and public religion in American politics. Images of the cross, the Bible, and prayers in the Senate chamber show how religiosity was intertwined with the attempt to overturn the election. This webinar examines the connections among religion, white supremacy, and the attempts to delegitimize the results of the 2020 presidential election, describing the interplay between Christian nationalism, conspiracy theories, and anti-Black racism.
The webinar, conceived and organized by Anthea Butler, is hosted by the Committee on the Public Understanding of Religion (CPUR) of the American Academy of Religion. CPUR webinars aim to enrich discussions of religion as it intersects with urgent public issues—e.g. racism, misogyny, xenophobia, public health, and sustainability—whether these occur in the classroom, the newsroom, or in the boardroom.