Author of The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism and The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children
Katherine Stewart writes about the religious and political right for a wide variety of publications including The New York Times op ed, The New Republic, and The Guardian. Her latest book is The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism. Her previous book, The Good News Club, looked at efforts by the religious right, to infiltrate and undermine public education.
Katherine will discuss the attacks by Christian Nationalist and right-wing extremists on abortion (and bodily autonomy more widely), their war on women and gender equity, how this is manifesting in our politics, and how those of us fighting to preserve and strengthen church-state separation can be a part of the solution. She will be joined by panelists Rachel Laser and Rev. Traci Blackmon.
Walking Tour of the Monuments
Meet in Hotel Lobby (4pm) or
14th St NW & Constitution Ave NW (4:40pm)
Want to see the sights while you’re in DC? Join us for a guided walking tour of some of the most famous monuments in our nation’s capital! Depart the hotel lobby at 4 PM to walk together (1 mile) or join us at the corner of 14th St NW and Constitution Ave NW at 4:40 PM for the start of the guided tour. The tour will last about two hours and end at the Jefferson Memorial, after which people can walk back together (2 miles) or head out on their own.
Book Talk and Live Podcast Recording
Listen in and ask questions of four experts on church-state separation and white Christian nationalism during a live recording of the Straight White American Jesus podcast, featuring host Bradley Onishi, Katherine Stewart, and AU’s Rob Boston and Andrew Seidel in conversation. The recording will be followed by a book signing and meet and greet with the authors. Bring your own book or a limited number of books will be available for sale.