REC Seminars & Presentations

Brie Laskota: Understanding Religious Literacy Content Creators

November 16, 2021 — 4pm (ET)

Brie Laskota, Executive Director of the Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion

Brie Laskota will discuss her recent report, Understanding Religious Literacy Content Creators and Providers in Education, Journalism, and New Media: A Report for the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, produced with the Inclusive American Project of the Aspen Institute. Brie is the Executive Director of the Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

 

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