This panel will discuss the role of religion in the pursuit of democracy, civility and the freedom of expression and the challenges posed by increasing polarization in public discourse as it relates to religious identity and expression. A religiously diverse panel of well-known public intellectuals will explore this topic and others via conversation and contemplation.
Joining Amy on the panel will be
Arun Gandhi, President of the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.
Sarah Hurwitz, American speechwriter, who served President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, and author of “Here All Along: A Reintroduction to Judiasm.”
Ron Reagan, Contributor to MSNBC, former radio host and commentator who identifies as an atheist; son of late President Ronald Reagan.
Reza Aslan, Iranian-American scholar of religious studies, writer and television host.
Rev. Naomi Tutu, Reverend, activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award....