National Museum of American Religion

National Museum of American Religion

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12/19/2023

Check out a special episode of our Religion in the American Experience podcast, where we explore the effect of the war in Gaza on American Muslims and Jews.

https://youtu.be/9-EfxIrTCBc?si=rkmlqX_QUyQCKdMn

11/28/2023

Insightful history of Christian Nationalism comes through in a conversation with three outstanding scholars: Catherine Brekus of Harvard University, Mark Edwards of Spring Arbor University, and Lauren Turek of Trinity University. Go to “Religion in the American Experience” on Apple Podcast or wherever you get your listening fix.

Saving Grace Church 09/13/2023

This is a fascinating project near us.

Saving Grace Church Story of an African American Church built in the 1880s in Lincoln Virginia and the support needed to restore it.

08/28/2023

Don’t miss this! Register today by clicking on the link on our bio page.

07/26/2023

NMAR was invited to participate in the 2023 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Cultural Encounters: Lived Religions in the U.S., hosting two scholarly panels about the history of religious freedom in America by the Smithsonian and Smithsonian Folklife. Links below.

https://youtu.be/wYF_JBsNy9g

https://youtu.be/rsL5DWj62AE

06/21/2023
06/20/2023

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd talking about her participation in our July 8 panel at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival about the history of religious freedom in America as seen through the lens of citizenship in the 20th century.

06/15/2023

Explore the history of religious freedom in America with us on July 1 at 11am, as part of the Smithsonian’s 2023 Folklife Festival - Creative Encounters: Living Religions in the U.S. We will be focusing on religious freedom history during the colonial, founding, and early republic periods.

https://festival.si.edu/schedule?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D167243096

Religion in the American Experience Podcast Tornado God with Peter Thuesen 03/25/2023

Listen to NMAR's podcast with Dr. Peter Thuesen as we discuss "the harrowing drama of tornadoes, as clergy, theologians, meteorologists, and ordinary citizens struggle to make sense of these death-dealing tempests."

Religion in the American Experience Podcast Tornado God with Peter Thuesen Peter Thuesen just published what is, for these reasons, a very timely book called Tornado God: American Religion and Violent Weather, which, and I’m quoting...

"The Prayers of Both Could Not Be Answered" Official Trailer 02/20/2023

In his second inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln said, "the prayers of both could not be answered," referring to the North and the South in the Civil War. Watch NMAR's first documentary that discusses Lincoln's relationship with religion in that address.
Trailer:

"The Prayers of Both Could Not Be Answered" Official Trailer "The Prayers of Both Could Not Be Answered" Official Trailer (Lincoln's Religion in His Second Inaugural) Presented by: The National Museum of American Reli...

How Are Sports and Religion Interconnected in America? 02/12/2023

In honor of the Super Bowl, listen to NMAR's podcast episode on the intersection of sports, religion, and race in America. Available on YouTube and Spotify.

How Are Sports and Religion Interconnected in America? Sports is everywhere in America, as we all know: the Superbowl, the Masters, the World Series, the Stanley Cup, the U.S. Open, the Olympics, the NBA, MLB, NF...

Join us in the cause of the National Museum of American Religion 02/08/2023

The National Museum of American Religion explores the impact of religion on America and America on religion. Committed to honesty and inclusivity, it tells stories of individuals, institutions, and movements that have formed the distinctive religious history of our nation. NMAR invites all people to discover how the ideal of religious freedom, as expressed in the Constitution and experienced by people throughout United States history, has shaped our social, political, economic, and cultural lives from the period before European colonization to the present day.

Join us in the cause of the National Museum of American Religion Scholars explain the necessity of establishing the National Museum of American Religion so that we can all understand better what religion has done to Americ...

Are Race and Religion Intertwined in American History? 01/17/2023

In honor of MLK Day, listen to Paul Harvey on NMAR's podcast discuss how race and religion are intertwined. Available on Spotify and YouTube.

Are Race and Religion Intertwined in American History? As Americans observe and participate in, the national reckoning with racism after the death of George Floyd on May 25th of this year, a fuller and more accur...

01/07/2023

On this day in history: The Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation of the District of Columbia was granted a charter from Congress to establish the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. The official charter is housed at the National Archives today.

01/03/2023

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12/22/2022

As we approach the end of the year, consider the National Museum of American Religion in your year-end giving. Your donation will help fund the production of the second film in the "Religious Thought During Times of National Crisis" series, focusing on religion's role in the American response to 9/11.
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11/20/2022

On this day in history: Everson v. Board of Education, the case that extended the Establishment clause to state law, is argued in front of the Supreme Court (1946). The Establishment clause refers to the phrase in the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution that states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." We invite all people to be inspired by the Constitution’s bold commitment to this idea of religious freedom.

11/14/2022

The National Museum of American Religion explores the impact of religion on America and America on religion. Committed to honesty and inclusivity, it tells stories of individuals, institutions, and movements that have formed the distinctive religious history of our nation. NMAR invites all people to discover how the ideal of religious freedom, as expressed in the Constitution and experienced by people throughout United States history, has shaped our social, political, economic, and cultural lives from the period before European colonization to the present day.

Religion and the Idea of Religious Freedom in the 1800 Election, America's First Presidential Campaign 11/04/2022

With Election Day less than a week away, take a chance to listen to Ed Larson discuss religious freedom during America's first presidential campaign on a previous episode of NMAR's podcast. Available on Youtube and Spotify.

Religion and the Idea of Religious Freedom in the 1800 Election, America's First Presidential Campaign Listen to this episode from Religion in the American Experience on Spotify. Religion and the concept of religious freedom as a governing principal in the United States, has always played a role in our politics, and that includes in presidential elections. As we are all aware, 2020 has been no differ...

11/02/2022

Solid religious history in South Pasadena, CA. Ran across the historic Calvary Presbyterian Church, built in the 1920s, which has a long history of being an indispensable community institution. Note the plea for the return of the Little Free Library to be returned, which had been used as a small food pantry.

10/03/2022

Join us in downtown Salt Lake City for a fundraiser & screening with live Q&A! Experience Lincoln weaving his religious thoughts into an understanding of the calamitous Civil War, dehumanizing chattel slavery, and American purpose and destiny.

06/24/2022

It’s happening today! Did you reserve your seat? There’s still time to register for the online release of the video program The Prayers of Both Could Not Be Answered: Lincoln's Religion in His Second Inaugural.

Join us as we explore Lincoln’s religious thought at the end of the cataclysmic American civil war.

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06/23/2022

Do you want to better understand the idea of religious freedom and what it has done to the American experiment in self-government?

Time is running out - only one more day to sign up for our Virtual Exhibit, The Prayers of Both Could Not Be Answered: Lincoln's Religion in His Second Inaugural.

Sign up today and join this new conversation.



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06/22/2022

The National Museum of American Religion serves as a collector and curator of stories of the individuals, institutions, and movements that have formed the distinctive religious history of the United States. See this in action in our first virtual exhibit, The Prayers of Both Could Not Be Answered: Lincoln's Religion in His Second Inaugural. Register today and join us on June 24th via zoom for this, our premier Evening at the Museum Fundraiser.



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06/21/2022

You only have three days left to register for The Prayers of Both Could Not Be Answered: Lincoln's Religion in His Second Inaugural. Join us on June 24th and learn how our 16th President combined reason and religious ideas in his attempt to bring a divided and war-torn nation together.



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06/20/2022

The Constitution’s religion clauses, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”, provide a foundation for religious thoughts and ideas that have been used to help America during times of national crisis. Be sure to register today for our premier virtual exhibit, The Prayers of Both Could Not Be Answered: Lincoln's Religion in His Second Inaugural on June 24th, and explore how Lincoln used both reason and religious ideas to try and shift American consciousness about what the civil war meant to all Americans then and into the future.

Sign up today to learn more, and tell your friends!



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06/18/2022

Be sure to join us for an evening to remember on June 24th for our premier Evening at the Museum Fundraiser. We’ll be featuring the first story of the digital exhibit Religious Ideas During Times of National Crisis with the program The Prayers of Both Could Not Be Answered: Lincoln's Religion in His Second Inaugural.
https://nmar.getresponsepages.com/

06/03/2022
03/04/2022

Helping to set the tone, this music video will be part of the "evening at the Museum" program "Abraham Lincoln's Religion: The Second Inaugural", which will be released in late spring or early summer this year. Special thanks to Kurt Bestor for the composition, Jenny Oaks Baker & Condoleezza Rice for the music and Danny Drysdale for the videography.

Register at www.nmar.org/sign-up/ to keep in the know about the program's progress and release.

02/09/2022

LIVE WEBINAR THIS FRIDAY, NOON EST

Since the discovery of unmarked graves at a former Canadian Indigenous residential school last summer, there has been much activity on the part of the U.S. government, faith groups and Native American organizations to understand the history of religions' involvement in Native American boarding schools in the United States.

Panelists:
- Ashley Dreff, General Secretary for the General Commission of Archives and History of The United Methodist Church

- Rev. Dr. Bradley Hauff, Indigenous Ministries Officer of The Episcopal Church

- Dr. Farina King, citizen of the Navajo Nation & Associate Professor of History at Northeastern State University, Oklahoma

- Dr. Brenda Child, Professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota & author of "Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families 1900-1940"

- Christine Diindiisi McCleave, Indigenous consultant & former CEO of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition

REGISTER HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wcGCGRFXRTa9TlQlKb_THg

01/14/2022

"Abraham Lincoln's Religion: The Second Inaugural" program will now include Stanford University Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Alexis S. Wells-Oghoghomeh, sharing how African Americans may have engaged with Lincoln's religious thoughts in that March 4, 1865 speech, and what that tells us about the American project under stress, then and now.

We are thankful for her willingness to participate!

Understand America As You Never Have Before.

Indigenous Ministries – The Episcopal Church 01/04/2022

The National Museum of American Religion is planning a webinar with experts and denominational archivists to discuss American religions' role in the Native American boarding school issue, which came to light last summer when graves were found on the grounds of several such schools in Canada. In our research we found this, a panel discussion with Indigenous Episcopalians regarding their participation in Native American boarding schools in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is worth watching.

Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the webinar.

Indigenous Ministries – The Episcopal Church The Office of Indigenous Ministries celebrates the longstanding presence and influence of Native Americans throughout the history of The Episcopal Church in the U.S., from its earliest days in the New World.  Exercising a deep spirituality grounded in respect for and care of creation and others, In...

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