God in the Voting Booth? The Role of Religion in American Politics

The Role of Religion in American Politics


Reinhard Krauss, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Academy for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Studies


Rabbi Adam Greenwald
Director, Miller Introduction to Judaism Program at American Jewish University
Rev. Jonathan Chute
Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, Rolling Hills Estates
Aziza Hasan
Executive Director, NewGround: Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change

This panel discussion concludes a three-part series of inter-religious trialogues presented by the Academy for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Studies and hosted by American Jewish University.

In each of the forums, we talk about religion – openly, candidly, and respectfully. Knowledgeable representatives of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam share their views on topics of crucial importance to each religious tradition. The forums afford an inside glimpse into each of the three religions, highlighting both similarities and differences.

Following each panel, audience members will be encouraged to ask questions and participate in the search for deeper understanding and practical solutions.


Wednesday, March 27, 2019
7:30 – 9:00 PM


American Jewish University
Whizin Center for Continuing Education

Shapiro Synagogue

Familian Campus
15600 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077

American politics today is highly polarized. For many voters, political and religious views are closely linked. Is this healthy for democracy? The forum will explore Jewish, Christian and Muslim perspectives on how religion can positively contribute to our public debate or unduly subvert the political process.

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