PRESENTATION: Perth USAsia Centre - Election Watch 2016 - Book Presentation by Dr David Smith
|Perth USAsia Centre - Election Watch 2016 - Book Presentation by Dr David Smith : "Religious Persecution and Political Order in the United States"
The Perth USAsia Centre in collaboration with the United States Studies Centre is proud to welcome Dr David Smith to Perth for our inaugural Election Watch 2016 event with a special book presentation.
His book, Religious Persecution and Political Order in the United States, examines why the state has acted to protect some religious minorities while allowing others to be persecuted or actively persecuting them. It details the persecution experiences of Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Catholics, Jews, the Nation of Islam, and orthodox Muslims in America, developing a theory for why the state has intervened to protect some but not others.
Dr Smith argues that the state will persecute religious minorities if state actors consider them a threat to political order, but they will protect religious minorities if they believe persecution is a greater threat to political order. From the beginning of the republic to after 9/11, religious freedom in America has depended on the state's perception of political threats.
We hope you are available to join us for what is sure to be a very timely presentation and discussion.
Presentation 5.00pm - 5.45pm with light reception to follow 5.45pm - 6.30pm
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