An Evening Conversation with John Inazu
and Eboo Patel
Confident Pluralism in a Turbulent Age
Join us for an Evening Conversation with law professor and legal policy expert John Inazu along with author Eboo Patel on "Confident Pluralism in a Turbulent Age."
This Evening Conversation is part of a new initiative on “Character, Civility, and Pluralism” made possible by our sponsors, in hopes of catalyzing conversations and reflection among Atlanta’s leaders on “the Big Questions” facing the city and nation in a time of civic fracture and polarization. Over the next two years, the Trinity Forum and our Atlanta sponsors will host additional events exploring the nature and importance of character, civility, and pluralism to civic life and effective leadership.
In this Evening Conversation, Inazu and Patel will examine the challenges to pluralism in our polarized age. They will offer ways of learning to live with our deep differences over politics, race, religion, and other areas, by embodying civic practices in our speech and action, and they will explore the ways in which we can hold to our principles while deepening our relationships with others with whom we disagree.
John Inazu is the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion and Professor of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. He teaches criminal law, law and religion, and various First Amendment seminars. John is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. His most recent book Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference has drawn widespread critical acclaim. He has written broadly for mainstream audiences in publications including USA Today, CNN, the Hedgehog Review, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post.
Eboo Patel is is the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a national nonprofit that partners with institutions of higher education to make interfaith cooperation and civic service a priority. He is the author of Acts of Faith, which won the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion, Sacred Ground, and Interfaith Leadership: A Primer. Named by US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Eboo served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council. He has also been a speaker for TED, the Nobel Peace Prize Foundation, and the Clinton Global Initiative, and has written for The Washington Post, Huffington Post, and USA Today. He holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University.
The Trinity Forum is a Christian nonprofit organization that engages leaders with the great ideas of civilization in the context of faith for personal and societal renewal.