American Grace, the most comprehensive and in-depth survey of the role of religion in America in the last half century, examines how religion affects American civic life, both dividing and uniting. America is a very religious country, and communities of faith contribute to the vitality of American democracy. Religious people turn out to be better neighbours and better citizens. But religion is also increasingly divisive, and world experience teaches us that religion, taken in high doses, can be toxic for civic life. America is religiously devout and religiously diverse, yet also religiously tolerant. Professor Putnam's talk will resolve that paradox.
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Prof Robert D. Putnam, Li Ka Shing Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
- Friday, 25 February 2011
- 5.15 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Auditorium, Level 3, Block B, Faculty of Law,
NUS Bukit Timah Campus
469G Bukit Timah Road