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October 2016

The Fire this Time: Racism and American Christianity

October 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New York Theological Seminary, 91 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
Anthea Butler MHP Show

The history of Christianity in America has been equated with capitalism, intellectual thought, and nation building, but the real core of American Christianity is racism, and the attempts to counteract or reinforce racial stereotypes in order to promote an Americanized Jesus. I will talk will engage these historical problems associated with whiteness, Americanism, and a promotion of a meek and lowly Jesus archetype designed to stymie efforts towards racial justice and equality in America. The lecture is open to the public…

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Religion and the Vote: The Role of Faith in Modern American Elections

October 17, 2016 @ 4:10 pm - 6:00 pm
Columbia University – International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St - Room 1501
New York, NY 10027 United States

I was invited to participate on a panel discussion at Columbia University. The following is the text from the events website: Religion influences American political and public life in a huge variety of ways, shaping foreign policy, economics, and social issues. We seek to understand how religion impacts the way in which candidates for political office engage these issues.  Polls show that, in general, religious Americans are more likely to vote Republican and less-religious or secular Americans tend to vote Democratic; however, the…

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January 2018

Dr. Anthea Butler to speak at the 25th annual MLK Convocation

January 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Loyola University Maryland –, 4501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210 United States

If you are in the Baltimore area, I will be speaking today at Loyola University's MLK Convocation. This event is free and open to the public so I look forward to seeing all of you.

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