Lucas Johnson on panel at Council on Foundations
April 30, 2019
1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Bridging Faiths in Divided America: How Foundations Rebuild Religious Pluralism
Today, America is fractured across many divisions. Religion can continue to be a barrier of division, or it can be engaged as a bridge of cooperation for all communities. As conveners and leaders within civil society, foundations have a critical role to play in protecting America’s long tradition of religious pluralism and rebuilding the civic fabric of our nation. The intersectionality of religion with race and ethnicity is also an important consideration for philanthropy. Panelists — including Lucas Johnson, executive director of the Civil Conversations Project — will talk about concrete ways foundations can strengthen American pluralism by building connections within and across communities to better understand the ways that faith impact democracy and diversity in America today.