City Of Faith
God in Gotham: The Miracle of Religion in Manhattan
Tue / Dec 8 / 7:00 pm
Jon Butler and Ruth Messinger in conversation with Rabbi Cosgrove
Zoom. Register for link.
From the Gilded Age to the digital age, how have religious communities adapted to meet the needs of the modern Manhattanite, and how do we interact with religion today?
Ruth Messinger was the President of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international human rights and development organization, from 1998–2016, and she continues to serve as Global Ambassador. Previously, Messinger had a 20-year career in public service in New York City as a City Council member and Manhattan Borough President. A tireless advocate and social change visionary, Ruth mobilizes rabbis and faith-based communities throughout the U.S. to promote human rights around the world.
Jon Butler is Howard R. Lamar Professor Emeritus of American Studies, History, and Religious Studies at Yale University. For his work he has been awarded the Byrnes-Sewall Prize for Teaching Excellence in Yale College and the Edward Bouchet Leadership Award for Diversity and Equal Opportunity. Amongst many other publications, he is writing a book titled God in Gotham about religion in Manhattan from the Gilded Age to the Kennedy election.