Religion and Politics in an Age of Fracture

John Inazu and Emma Green

Third event in a series of three discussions.



Knight Hall’s Emerson Auditorium Washington University in St. Louis

One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130


  • Religion and Politics in an Age of Fracture: Inazu, Green

    Emma Green, John Inazu,Eboo Patel (April 3, 2018)


This discussion series approaches the challenges arising out of divisions over religion and politics and how to bridge relationships in spite of those challenges. Please join us for one, two, or all three events. All events free and open to all.

RSVPs appreciated, but not required. Email or call (314) 935-9345 for more information and parking instructions.

The first discussion between John Inazu and Eboo Patel will be moderated by Adrienne Davis and will take place on February 6, 2018. The second discussion will feature Eboo Patel and Ken Stern on March 6, 2018. The third discussion will feature John Inazu and Emma Green on April 3, 2018.

John Inazu is the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion, a dual appointment in the Washington University Law School and the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics. He teaches courses in criminal law, law and religion, and the First Amendment. His scholarship focuses on the First Amendment freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion, and related issues of political and legal theory. Inazu’s first book was Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly (2012) and his second was Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference (2016). He has written broadly for mainstream audiences in publications including USA Today, CNN, The Hedgehog Review, the Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. John has a BSE and JD from Duke University and a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Emma Green is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she covers politics, policy, and religion. Her coverage includes stories about racial conflicts within communities, gender and sexuality, religious freedom, hate crimes, and electoral politics. Her work has won numerous recognitions from the Religion News Association, including the 2017 award for best religion news analysis. She previously served as an editor in The Atlantic‘s politics and national sections, and was the first-ever managing editor of She is a graduate of Georgetown University, where she studied political theory. 


  • Emma Green

  • John D. Inazu

    Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law & Religion and Professor of Political Science (by courtesy)

  • Eboo Patel

    Danforth Visiting Scholar