20 2023

CBI's Adult Ed: "The Power Worshippers"

8:30PM - 10:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
This is a virtual only event. 701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119
860-233-8215 bethisrael@cbict.org

Contact Rabbi Howard Rosenbaum
This is a virtual only program.

Author Katherine Stewart on "The Power Worshippers”: Stewart discusses the rising threat of today's Religious Right. This is a political movement that seeks to replace our foundational democratic principles and institutions with a state grounded on particular "approved" versions of religion, answering to what some adherents call a “biblical worldview.” The movement has already succeeded in the takeover of our Supreme Court; it has degraded our politics and is dividing the nation with religious animus. Stewart will pull back the curtain on the movement's inner workings and leading personalities, exposing a dense network of think tanks, advocacy groups, data operations, and faith-based organizations embedded in a rapidly expanding community of international alliances. This isn’t a “culture war.” It is a political war over the future of democracy. Katherine Stewart covers U.S. politics and policy, extremism, education, and controversies at the intersection of faith and politics. Her work appears in New York Times, the New York Review of Books, and the New Republic among others.