Can Democracy Survive Without Religion?

This is a recording of the first event in our monthly conversation series that took place on September 16th at 12 p.m. EST. The conversation featured columnist David French, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, and Moral Courage College founder Irshad Manji on the provocative question, “Can Democracy Survive Without Religion?”

Traditional religion is on a steep decline in America. But from the Far Left to the Far Right, blind faith in something — and accusations of heresy — seem to be filling the void. Is this more proof that religion of any kind threatens liberal democracy, or does the U.S. need to recover a grace-based form of religion? Join representatives of the three Abrahamic faiths for some surprising insights.

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