Race and religion were discussed at the Cortelyou Commons at DePaul's Lincoln Park campus on February 24, 2009.
The discussion began with a lecture by Michael Emerson, Professor of Sociology at Cline and Director of the Center on Race, Religion and Urban Life at Rice University.
Emerson touched on racial segregation amidst diversity and how religion can act as an avenue to transcend segregation.
Prof. Emerson has written several books on the issue, including People of the Dream: Multiracial Congregations in the United States, Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America, and Against All Odds: The Struggle for Racial Integration in Religious Organizations.
After the lecture, the event continued with a Q & A between Prof. Emerson and students.
The event was part of the Religion and Society Lecture Series. It was cosponsored by the Political Science Department, the Religious Studies Department, the Center for Black Diaspora, and the Program in Catholic Studies.