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Understanding Religion and Populism
The complex relationship between media, religion, and populism grows ever more complicated and pronounced with the propagation of social media, new forms of religious extremism, and nationalist populism rising with a fervor across the globe. How the media reports on the (mis)use of religious narratives to advance national superiority, balancing how to inform without amplifying, is an important area for further study and dialogue.

Kalpana Jain is a long-time investigative journalist who worked at Times of India for many years and reports on Hindu nationalism. John Fea, professor of American history and chair of the history department at Messiah University, is a scholar of Christian nationalism. Jain and Fea will engage in a conversation about specific examples of religion and nationalist populism in different regions of the world and how those narratives relate to broader trends globally. The dialogue will be moderated by Ann Peters, university and community outreach director at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

This event is co-sponsored by Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Mar 5, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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