I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir when I say that American religion is hot right now.  Take for example this season’s hit Fox show Sleepy Hollow, which posits that George Washington fought a secret war with the devil.  While the show may not be historically accurate (the second episode revolves around resurrecting the charred remains of an American witch who was burned at the stake), its enthusiasm about the religious elements of America’s past is encouraging.  Maybe?  Sort of?


Perhaps not.  Either way, let’s you and I grin and bear it and keep talking about America’s religious past and present!  The first meeting of the Religions in America Workshop is coming up!


Religions in America Workshop 2013-2014 Planning Meeting (with Lots of Food)

Whether you’re new to the Religions in America Workshop or an old regular, we hope you’ll stop by to say hi and give us your input about the coming year.  PLEASE NOTE: There will be pizza.

Date: Thursday, October 10

Time: 12:00 – 1:15

Place: Swift 208
If you plan to eat some pizza, please RSVP to shields@uchicago.edu by 5:00 pm on Wednesday (10/9) so I can be sure to get some for you!


Hope to see you all there,