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When Professor Anthea Butler spoke to our community before Passover about Christian nationalism and racism, she mentioned in passing that much of contemporary policing is based on concepts from some conservative Christian theology. We’re delighted now to have Professor Butler back to devote an entire program to this topic.
Learn about how sin, punishment, patriarchy, and obedience are baked into the institutions of modern policing, and what it might take to reconfigure public safety on the basis of teshuvah (repentance), compassion, and communal thriving.
Dr. Anthea Butler is the associate Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Butler’s newest book, just recently published, is White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America.