Millennials and more recent generations have been steadily joining the ranks of the spiritual-but-not-religious, and the “religious nones.” One cause is alienation from traditional religious cultures and dogma seen as oppressing women and people of color, excluding LGBTQ people, and resisting the reality of interfaith families. At the same time, new forms of religious and spiritual community have been springing up to address these social justice issues.
In her recent book, Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family, former Newsweek reporter Susan Katz Miller found that women have been at the forefront of creating new interfaith family communities dedicated to interfaith education, and reducing religious intolerance.
Copies of Being Both will be available for purchase at the Illinois Tech Bookstore beginning Thursday, March 3. We will have a book signing immediately following Susan’s talk.
About our Speaker:
Susan Katz Miller, author of Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family, is a former reporter for Newsweek and for the British weekly magazine New Scientist. She has been an interfaith families advice columnist at The Jewish Daily Forward, she blogs at onbeingboth.com and Huffington Post. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Time, Salon, and many other publications. She has appeared as an expert on interfaith families on NPR, PBS, CBS, NBC’s Today Show, and many podcasts. Follow her on twitter @beingboth or on Facebook.
This event reflects the values expressed in IIT’s Diversity Statement and is intended to promote diversity at Illinois Tech.