Throughout American history religion has been a binding force for communities. In fact, one of the roots of the word religion itself, means “to bind.” The ideal belief is that religion allows people to search for meaning and this supersedes racial, political and cultural lines …
About the Speaker
KENNETH WALD, PHD
Kenneth Wald is a University of Florida Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science and the Samuel R. “Bud” Shorstein Professor Emeritus of American Jewish Culture & Society. His scholarship covers politics and religion in the United States, Great Britain and Israel. His previous books include Religion and Politics in the United States, which is in its eighth edition; The Politics of Cultural Differences: Social Change and Voter Mobilization Strategies in the Post-New Deal Period. In 2019, his book The Foundations of American Jewish Liberalism won a National Jewish Book Award.
Jonah B. Wise, “Religion: The Common Denominator,” in Christian and Jew: A Symposium for a Better Understanding, New York, 1929, pp. 191-200.