2020. USA. 19 min. English.
Directed and Produced by: Jeanine Isabel Butler and Catherine Lynn Butler
Featuring: Anthea Butler, Richard Cizik, Darren Dochuk, Bob Inglis, Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, Joel Salatin, Katherine Stewart, and Rev. Mariama White-Hammond
God $ Green: An Unholy Alliance, the latest documentary from Butlerfilms and the Religion, Race & Democracy Lab, takes viewers on an eye-opening journey through decades of religious polarization, political propaganda, corporate deal-making, and environmental injustice based on systemic racism. Join us for a virtual screening and a conversational response with Katherine Stewart, journalist and author of The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of the Religious Right, and Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University whose forthcoming book, Reconsidering Reparations, considers a novel philosophical argument for reparations and explores links with environmental justice.
Katherine Stewart is an investigative reporter and author who has covered education, religious liberty, politics, and policy for over a decade. Her latest book, The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism (Bloomsbury), is a rare look inside the machinery of the movement that brought Donald Trump to power. Stewart’s journalism appears in the New York Times op ed, NBC, The Washington Post, and the New York Review of Books.
Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò
Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò’s theoretical work draws liberally from the Black radical tradition, contemporary philosophy of language, contemporary social science, materialist thought, histories of activism and activist thinkers. He is currently writing a book entitled Reconsidering Reparations that considers a novel philosophical argument for reparations and explores links with environmental justice. He also writes public philosophy, including articles exploring intersections of climate justice and colonialism. His PhD is from University of California, Los Angeles and he has degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from Indiana University.
Informed Perspectives brings together scholars, journalists, and documentarians to explore the relationship between religion, race, and politics.
Sponsored by the Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs.