America Is Making Religious Diversity Work, Journalist Says

by | Oct. 28, 2013

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In a country that is remarkable for both its religious diversity and devotion — a situation rife with potential volatility — one of America’s leading faith journalists is impressed that America seems to be making it work.

Laurie Goodstein, national religion correspondent for the New York Times, told a near capacity crowd in Utah Valley University’s Ragan Theater Wednesday that America’s unique and remarkable religious diversity “is not a threat, but actually can be an asset to our country.”

“Diversity and devotion could be a combustible combination, but we’ve become remarkably tolerant as a culture,” said the award-winning journalist. “Polls show us that as a nation we are deeply divided along political, class, race and economic lines, but within our religious diversity we’re somehow making it work.”

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