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With the rise in COVID cases across the state, including Linn and Polk Counties, we are committed to being consistent—even if the decision is difficult—and putting the health and safety of our communities first. As a result, Interfaith Alliance of Iowa has moved Intersections (partnered with Crossroads) to virtual presentations for the foreseeable future. Thank you for understanding and please stay safe and well.

Two Faces of Religion in World Politics
Lynda K. Barrow, Professor of Political Science, Coe College
Friday, October 1
12:00 - 1:00 pm
** virtual **

Lynda K. Barrow
Professor of Political Science, Coe College

People have very different views about religion’s role on the world stage. Some see it as a source of conflict, others as a force for peacemaking. Still others say it is simply irrelevant. Who’s right? We will explore this question by looking at cases and trends behind the front page news.

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ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: Since her start at Coe College in 1999, Lynda Barrow has taught a variety of courses in Political Science. Much of her research has focused on religion and politics. While at Wesley Theological Seminary, Lynda wrote her thesis on development and liberation theology in Brazil; at Syracuse University, her dissertation focused on Protestants and politics in Mexico. This past March, Lynda published a book entitled Religion and Politics on the World Stage: An IR Approach (Lynne Rienner Publishers). She is an active member at First Presbyterian Church and Habitat for Humanity.

Intersections is a monthly gathering of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. Crossroads gathers monthly in Des Moines.