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Saturday, March 26 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Breakfast Conversation: Religion, War and Ukraine

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine can't be understood apart from the religious history and grievances of the two nations. This panel explores the religious context of Ukraine, a country of diverse faith traditions that was already the epicenter of a worldwide split in Eastern Orthodoxy and where many sought religious as well as political independence from Moscow.

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Simran Jeet Singh

Executive Director, Religion & Society Program, The Aspen Institute
Simran Jeet Singh, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Religion & Society Program at the Aspen Institute and author of The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life (Riverhead, Penguin Random House). Simran is a well-known scholar and champion of religious pluralism who is committed to driving civic change through disrupting bias and building empathy. He is an Equality Fellow with the Open Society Foundations, Senior Adviser on Equity and... Read More →

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Peter Smith

Reporter, Global Religion team, Associated Press
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Meagan Clark

Managing Editor, Religion Unplugged
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Susan Hayward

Associate Director of the Religious Literacy and the Professions Initiative, Harvard Divinity School
  Susan Hayward is the Associate Director for the Religious Literacy and the Professions Initiative (RLPI) which advances an ambitious agenda of curricular and programmatic activity to advance religious literacy across a wide range of professional fields of public engagement. Working... Read More →

Saturday March 26, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Bethesdan A&B