Baylor Historian to Discuss Global Trends at Panel Discussion in Washington, D.C., July 12July 6, 2016
Experts will discuss shifts affecting faith, migration and economy
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WACO, Texas (July 6, 2016) — Key global demographic trends affecting issues of faith, migration and the economy will be discussed by an expert panel, including Baylor University religion historian Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., at the Washington, D.C., office of The Pew Charitable Trusts on Tuesday, July 12.
Panelists will discuss the data behind the shifts and their policy implications during the event, “Global Trends: New Demographics and Their Implications.”
The trends include:
Panelists will include:
A live webcast will be offered and posted to this web page the day of the event. It also will be available on demand later: www.pewtrusts.org/en/about/events/2016/how-are-todays-global-demographic-trends-shaping-our-world
Registration deadline is noon June 11.
The event will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. EDT, with a reception following, at the Washington office of The Pew Charitable Trusts, 901 E. Street NW in Washington, D.C. The entrance is on Ninth Street Northwest between E and F streets.
Complimentary copies of Trend, Pew’s new publication, will be available.
To attend, members of the public should RSVP here. Media should contact Felisa Klubes at 202-540-6460 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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