Wednesday July 27, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
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Open Society Foundations 
224 West 57th Street
New York City, NY 10019  

This event is graciously co-sponsored by:

  • The Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • The Ford Foundation
  • The Henry Luce Foundation
  • The New World Foundation
  • The Open Society Foundations


Joanna Piacenza 


  • Robert P. Jones, CEO of PRRI.
  • Sam Tanenhaus, former editor in chief of The New York Times Book Review and author ofWhittaker Chambersand The Death of Conservatism. Tanenhaus is working on biography of William F. Buckley Jr.

The End of White Christian America
A New York Times Editor's Choice Book
A conversation with Robert P. Jones and Sam Tanenhaus

In his new book, The End of White Christian AmericaRobert P. Jones challenges us to grasp a new reality -- that America is no longer a majority white Christian nation.

Join us Wednesday, July 27 for an engaging discussion between Robert P. Jones and Sam Tanenhaus, former editor in chief of The New York Times Book Review, who described the book as "quite possibly the most illuminating text for this election year."

The presentation and discussion will provide unique insight into:

  • How white Christians have already become a minority in America, and how white anxieties around this seismic shift are finding expression in public life
  • Donald Trump’s paradoxical appeal to white conservative Christian voters
  • The strident rise of a white “politics of nostalgia” following the election of the nation’s first black president
  • The stark disagreements between white and black Americans over the use of lethal force by police, the fairness of the justice system, and the broader #BlackLivesMatter movement
  • The apocalyptic tone of arguments over same-sex marriage and LGBT rights
  • How these recent demographic and cultural changes are shaping -- and often distorting -- the very conceptualization of principles such as inequality, fairness, and religious freedom

Space is extremely limited -- click below to reserve your place today and to secure a free copy of the book. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Here’s what a few prominent thinkers are saying about the book already:

"Robert Jones' new book is a brilliant and eloquent epitaph for white Christian America. Jones deftly and insightfully shows how this new moment marked by white Christian America's demise holds both promise and peril for those concerned about racial justice and the future of race relations in the country. This book is a must read!" --Michael Eric Dyson, author of The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America; Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University

"Robert Jones has established himself as one of the country's most intelligent and fair-minded explorers of the American religious and political minds. So it's not surprising that The End of White Christian America is meticulous, engagingly written, and full of insight…. This book is an important achievement that will be discussed not for years but for decades." --E. J. Dionne, Jr., author of Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism from Goldwater to the Tea Party and BeyondWashington Post columnist; Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

"Robert Jones provides essential insight not only into the politics of 2016, but into the broader cultural, ethnic, and religious forces restructuring America in the 21st Century…. While everyone else was looking 25 years ahead in anticipation of demographic evolution, Robert P. Jones recognized that this country had already experienced crucial social and political change: that the very definition of 'white Christian' was undergoing radical transformation." --Thomas B. EdsallNew York Times columnist; Professor, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism

"The 2016 election campaign revealed to all and sundry that we live in a new country.  Robert Jones has written the best guide I have seen to the America taking shape around us." --Alan Wolfe, Professor, and Director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Boston College

For more information, visit http://www.prri.org/end-white-christian-america/.