KINGSTON, R.I. — Sept. 17, 2019 — What does it mean to be a “good Catholic” when standing in a voting booth? Emma Green, staff writer at The Atlantic covering religion, policy, and politics, will speak Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the URI Honors Colloquium, “Religion in America.” She will explore the topic of Catholicism in America and how it intersects with economics, politics, and culture.
The colloquium, which runs Tuesday evenings at 7, from Sept. 17 through Dec. 10 (except Oct. 1 and 8, Nov. 26 and Dec. 3) at Edwards Hall, 64 Upper College Road, on the Kingston Campus, will feature nine speakers.
Said to be one of the few journalists covering religion who is taken seriously in the public realm, Green is recognized for her ability to cover religion without distortion or political slant.
Crux news recently said of Green, “Though specializing in religion stories, she has somehow found a way to be taken seriously by the mainstream gatekeepers of our public conversations. Her stories-in addition to being theologically nuanced and representative of the post-culture wars conversation-are always interesting and fair.”
In 2018, Green took the Religion News Association’s first-place award in religion-news analysis. She spent a year living in and reporting from Israel and Palestine, and has spoken at universities across the United States, including Princeton, Columbia, the University of Chicago, and Washington University in St. Louis. Her work has also appeared in outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NPR. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and a native of Nashville, Tennessee. She lives in New York City.