The upcoming elections in the United States are a stress test for democracy. The rise of Christian Nationalism embraced by the Republican Party, Christian leaders and the general population is destabilizing America in terms of government, education, and social services.

Understanding the role of Evangelical religion, coupled with racial animus, conspiracy theories, and violence, is key to understanding America since the January 6, 2021 insurrection.


This webinar is in English and will be held on the platform Microsoft Teams. A separate email with a participation link will be sent closer to the event date to everyone registered through the link on top of this page. 

Anthea Butler is Geraldine R. Segal Professor in American Social Thought, and chair of the department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. A historian of African American and American religion, Professor Butler’s research and writing spans African American religion and history, race, politics, Evangelicalism, gender and sexuality, media, and popular culture. Butler is the 2022 winner of the Martin E Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion, given by the  American Academy of Religion and she currently serves as President of the American Society for Church history, and is also member of the American Academy of Religion, American Historical Association, and the International Communications Association.