Jay Wexler: Our Non-Christian Nation
Where: The Strand
212-473-1452 Price: $25 signed copy; $15 gift card
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Less and less Christian demographically, America is now home to an ever-larger number of people who say they identify with no religion at all. These non-Christians have increasingly been demanding their full participation in public life, bringing their arguments all the way to the Supreme Court. The law is on their side, but that doesn’t mean that their attempts are not met with suspicion or outright hostility. In Our Non-Christian Nation, Jay Wexler travels the country to engage the non-Christians who have called on us to maintain our ideals of inclusivity and diversity. With his characteristic sympathy and humor, he introduces us to the Summum and their Seven Aphorisms, a Wiccan priestess who would deck her City Hall with a pagan holiday wreath, and other determined champions of free religious expression. As Wexler reminds us, anyone who cares about pluralism, equality, and fairness should support a public square filled with a variety of religious and nonreligious voices. The stakes are nothing short of long-term social peace.
Join us in the 2nd Floor Art Department as Jay Wexler discusses his new book! Jay will be joined in conversation by multi award-winning filmmaker Penny Lane.
Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event. This event will be filmed by C-SPAN.Buy tickets/get more info now