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Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?

In the Bible, God commands man to "go forth and multiply." The three Abrahamic religions take this seriously. While secular populations around the world are static and heading for decline, religious populations – especially fundamentalists – are multiplying. What does the growth of religious populations mean for the future of liberal policies?

Please join the New America Foundation and political demographer Dr. Eric Kaufmann for a fascinating discussion of these demographic trends and their impacts on the long-term survival of secular liberal values.

Eric Kaufmann is professor of politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. A visiting fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 2008-09, he is the author of Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth (Profile 2010) and has written on religion and demography for Newsweek, Foreign Policy and Prospect, among others.

Participants

Featured Speaker
Eric Kaufmann
Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London
Visiting Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, 2008-2009
Author, Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth

Moderator
Michael Lind
Policy Director, Economic Growth Program
New America Foundation

Event Time and Location

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 12:15pm - 1:45pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

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