In the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
127 W 127th Street, Rm 432, New York, NY 10027

We are delighted that Paul Kivel, educator, activist and writer, will be joining us to talk about his book: In the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony,

on Tuesday, April 8
6:00 - 8:30 PM
at 127 West 127th Street, NY, NY 10027.

Paul’s work is guided by one primary question: How can we live & work together to sustain community, nurture each individual, and create a multi-cultural society based on love, caring, justice, & interdependence with all living things?

From this guiding question, Paul Kivel deconstructs Christian hegemony as the everyday, pervasive, and systematic set of Christian values and beliefs, individuals and institutions that dominate all aspects of our society through the social, political, economic, and cultural power they wield. Nothing is unaffected by Christian hegemony (whether we are Christian or not) including our personal beliefs and values, our relationships to other people and to the natural environment, and our economic, political, education, health care, criminal/legal, housing, and other social systems.

Please join us for this critical discussion about ‚Äúthe everyday, pervasive, deep-seated and institutionalized Christian dominance of our society‚ÄĚ. This will be an evening of insight and illumination as we explore the ways Christian hegemony has shaped our lives and learn how we can recognize, analyze, and resist all forms of Christian hegemony.

For more information about The Christian Hegemony Project please see

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