Events and Projects 2022
RELIGION DEPARTMENT HOSTS 3-PART SPRING WEBINAR SERIES: “Angry Religion: The Rise of American Theocracy”
Our webinar series explores three ways that White Evangelical Christianity has profoundly shaped current US political and social life:
(1) The rise of white Christian nationalism, as seen at the January 6 Capitol insurrection
(2) The spread of COVID denialism
(3) High levels of Evangelical Christian support for QAnon and other wildly popular, and dangerous, conspiracy theories
All three webinars are available for viewing on MSU’s Digital Commons site: https://digitalcommons.montclair.edu/angry_religion_theocracy_series/
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RELIGION, RACE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM – FILM SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION
Explore the critical role that non-violent protest plays in US democracy—and how religion & race are shaping eco-activist, anti-pipeline movements today by watching Half-Mile, Upwind, On Foot (2019) and hearing from the Director/Producer Brian McDermott, De Sales University.
Joining him for a panel discussion and conversation are virtual panelists:
Sister Bernice Klostermann, Adorers of the Blood of Christ
Malinda Harnish Clatterbuck, Lancaster Against Pipelines
Dr. Lee Smithey, Swarthmore College
Moderated by Dr. Mark Clatterbuck, Montclair State University
This event was made possible by the Department of Religion and its co-sponsors, Departments of Sociology, Justice Studies, Anthropology, and Earth & Environmental Studies.
“RIOTING FOR RESURRECTION” – MASCULINITY, WHITE SUPREMACY, AND RELIGION AT THE U.S. CAPITOL INSURRECTION – PANEL DISCUSSION
“Rioting for Resurrection” takes a hard look at the role that religion played in the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, giving special attention to the links between white supremacy, Christian nationalism, and distinctly Evangelical notions of masculinity.
Listen to our distinguished presenters: Dr. Kristin Kobes Du Mez, Calvin University; Dr. Stephen C. Finley, Louisiana State University; Dr. Bradley Onishi, Skidmore College.
Dr. John Soboslai, MSU Religion Department, is the moderator.
This event was made possible by The Department of Religion and the Religion Now! student group along with its co-sponsors: Departments of Political Science & Law, Sociology, History, Justice Studies, Anthropology, and the Gender, Sexuality & Women Studies Program.
Native American Environmental Justice in New Jersey
In collaboration with several other departments, the department of Religion presented the HBO Documentary Mann v. Ford which examined the battle of Native communities with the Ford Motor Company over the latter’s dumping of toxic chemicals on Native land. Following the film the filmmakers along with members of the New Jersey Ramapough Nation and MSU scholars conducted a panel discussion on the events shown in the film.