On January 28, 2020, the RPLP hosted Richard Mouw, former president of Fuller Theological Seminary, Jason Shelton, associate professor of sociology and director of the Center for African American Studies at University of Texas at Arlington, and Janelle Wong, professor of American studies at University of Maryland, for a panel on race, politics, and American evangelicalism. The panelists offered their perspectives on the priorities of diverse evangelical voters and discussed the role that these groups will play in the 2020 election.
The Religion and Public Life Program hosted "Religion and Global Poverty" on October 29, 2015. RPLP director Elaine Howard Ecklund highlighted the importance of research in understanding the role of religion in eradicating poverty. She emphasized that solutions would be better informed with the power of research.
Religion can bring about tension in the workplace, yet also instill a sense of calling and meaning in work. This panel discussion addresses the topic of religion and work as it applies to medicine, teaching and the business world. Because Houston is the most ethnically diverse city in the nation, this topic is especially relevant to local institutions and businesses grappling with a rapidly changing workforce.