Did you know that Jews are “the most broadly popular religious group in America today”? Or that “between one-third and one-half of all American marriages are interfaith”?
Dr. Robert Putnam, professor of public policy at Harvard University, comes to these conclusions and more in his new book, “American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us,” which examines ways the nation’s religious landscape has changed, and how those changes have impacted society.
On Thursday, Nov. 4, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Fourth Presbyterian Church on 126 E. Chestnut Street in Chicago, Dr. Putnam will give a lecture on his book.
Following the lecture will be an interfaith panel discussion of several Chicago community leaders, including JCUA Executive Director Jane Ramsey.
Some of the questions to be discussed during the panel discussion are:
· Do faith community members make better neighbors and volunteers?
· What role do congregations play in communities today?
· How do young people view organized religion differently than their parents?
· Are faith-based people more ethical?
After the event Dr. Putnam will be available to sign books.
The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To register call 800-762-6748 or visit: www.wheatridge.org/americangrace.