Race, Religion, and the Limits of Tolerance
This chapter analyzes a dispute over how to celebrate the National Day of Prayer in Muncie, Indiana, in 2003, in which a Christian evangelical pastor refused to participate in a multi-religious interfaith celebration. It situates the dispute in the context of the broader scholarship on racial and religious discrimination. It also looks closely at the participation of African American Muslims and South Asian American Hindus and Muslims in the event. It critiques the concept of tolerance, and it proposes a feminist inspired template of alliance building to create a sustained challenge to Christian dominance in America.
Keywords: Muncie, Indiana, National Day of Prayer, Christian fundamentalism, Christian dominance, Hindus; Muslims, African Americans, South Asian Americans, Indian Americans, racial discrimination, religious discrimination, tolerance, alliance building
Illinois Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.