2017 … American Crisis in Civil Liberties and the Role of Religion

St. John’s presents a series on the American crisis in civil liberties and the role of religion.

Wednesday, May 24, 2016

What are the driving forces behind the far right populist movement?
How do we resist a slide toward fascism and
protect and enhance civil liberties?

Ronald Robles Sundstrom


Ronald Robles Sundstrom
is the Philosophy Department Chair at the University of San Francisco and teaches for USF’s African American Studies program and the Master of Public Affairs program, for the Leo T. McCarthy Center of Public Service and the Common Good. His areas of research include political theory, critical social and race theory, and African American and Asian American philosophy.

Sundstrom’s publications include: The Browning of America and The Evasion of Social Justice and “Frederick Douglass” from The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

 

William Sullivan


William Sullivan
is Senior Scholar at the New American Colleges and Universities. He was formerly Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Sullivan is co-author of the highly acclaimed study of American civil society– Habits of the Heart and The Good Society. His most recent book is Liberal Learning as a Quest for Purpose.

 




Wednesday, April 12, 2017

We begin our series with the history of Nazism in Germany and the current danger signs in the United States.

Two distinguished UC professors of history will offer their commentaries with audience discussion. They are

 

John Connelly

John Connelly

His focus has been on European Political and Social History, Nationalism and Racism.

AMONG HIS PUBLICATIONS:

• From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Teaching on the Jews, “Nazi Racism and the Church: How Converts Showed the Way to Resist,”

• “Gypsies, Homosexuals and Slavs” in John Roth and Peter Hayes, eds., The Holocaust Handbook

 

 

 

 

David A Hollinger

David A Hollinger

His focus has been on American Religious and Intellectual History, Immigration and Multiculturalism.

AMONG HIS PUBLICATIONS:

• After Cloven Tongues of Fire: Protestant Liberalism in Modern American History

• Science, Jews, and Secular Culture: Studies in Mid-Twentieth-Century American Intellectual History

 

 

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