On March 7, from 12:30 - 2:00 pm, at UConn Stamford (rm 129), a panel discussion "Traditional Religion, Progressive Politics" will be chaired by Professor Beth Ginsberg. Lunch will be served.
Political Science research has identified religiously observant individuals by using two measures: how often they attend religious services and how important they state religion is in their lives. Studies demonstrate that most people who are frequent attendees and for whom religion plays a very important role tend to be politically conservative. They often vote for Republican candidates and support more right-wing causes.
However, what happens when the opposite is true? Are there people who are traditionally religiously observant yet politically liberal or progressive? How do they reconcile their political beliefs with their religion? Join us as we hear from people who identify with traditional religious denominations yet who are politically progressive or liberal.
The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the UConn Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life.
If you require an accommodation to participate, please contact Stamford Coordinator for Judaic Studies Prof. Fred Roden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-251-8559.
Sponsor: UConn Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life