"Real Clear" Editor to Talk Religion at Baylor

Feb. 24, 2012

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Jeremy Lott, editor of the Real Clear Religion news site, will speak about the state of religion in America at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave.

The lecture, called "American Religion: Love it or Leave it?," is hosted by the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor. Lott will examine whether religion is declining or strengthening in America and will invite student input as to how better understand the development in American religion.

Lott is an editor for the Real Clear family of websites, including Real Clear Religion, Real Clear Politics, Real Clear Books and Real Clear Science. He also is the author of several books and thousands of articles about religion and culture. He has written for publications including Christianity Today, The Guardian and The Washington Post.

The event is open and free to the public.

About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions.

For more information visit the Institute for Studies of Religion.

by Carmen Galvan, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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