One Nation Under God? Religion, Race, and Politics | 13th Annual Garfield Forum

Date Range
Tue February 21st 2023, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Event Sponsor
Department of Religious Studies
American Studies Program
Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society
Stanford Humanities Center
Stanford Humanities Center

Levinthal Hall

How do religious and racial identities inform political arrangements, past and present? What obstacles and possibilities do these intersections between race, religion, and politics present for citizens in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic society? Can we speak civilly about the place of religion and race in the public sphere? Should we? And how? The 2023 Garfield Forum explores answers to these questions concerning the past, present, and future of race, religion, and politics in the US. Join us for a conversation with four Stanford scholars of religion, race, and ethnicity about their research and teaching and the interventions they hope their work will make in our civil discourse and action.



Ari Y. Kelman, Jim Joseph Professor of Education and Jewish Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Associate Professor (by courtesy) of Religious Studies; author of Shout to the Lord: Making Worship Music in Evangelical America (2018)

Kathryn Gin Lum, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and (by courtesy) of History; author of Heathen: Religion and Race in American History (2022)

Lerone A. MartinAssociate Professor Religious Studies and Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute; author of The Gospel of J. Edgar Hoover: How the FBI Aided and Abetted Christian Nationalism(2023)

Alexis Wells-OghoghomehAssistant Professor of Religious Studies; author of The Souls of Womenfolk: The Religious Cultures of Enslaved Women in the Lower South (2021)