Professor Gueno to Speak on Religion and Politics in the Age of Trump

The League of Women Voters, Whitewater Area is pleased to introduce a program on religion and politics presented by Dr. Michael Gueno of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.

The program will be held in the Common Council Chambers of City Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18.

Please join us for an interesting cultural perspective of the significant role played by religious ideas and traditions in American society. According to Dr. Gueno, the current entwinement of religion and American politics is the result of centuries of precedent interaction that has defined American history. This talk will explore the historical roots of the current relationship between religion and politics and try to lay out some of the complicated factors that motivated many Evangelicals to elect and now support the current president and some, the politics of the far right. American religion and American politics are inextricably bound. Paradoxically, it is America’s commitment to religious liberty that has helped to further ensconce religion in public, political life.

The public is cordially invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

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