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Dr. Emily Pace, Chicago Digital Humanities Coordinator, Lake Forest College and Former Director of UU-Affiliated Harvard Square Library Prophetic Witness: Separation of Politics and Religion

The United States Constitution is commonly understood to mandate a separation of religion from politics yet politics and religion have a long history of connection from abolitionism to women’s rights and numerous other social justice causes in the history of this country. Using an historical-critical approach, our speaker, Dr. Emily Mace, will guide us through the social justice-themed passages in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles that continue to inspire justice work today, passages which highlight the real complexity of separating politics and religion.

Dr. Mace has a Ph.D. in American religious history from Princeton University and a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.