Paul Elie is a senior fellow with the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the director of the American Pilgrimage Project, a...
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American Pilgrimage Project
Drawing on the scholarly resources of Georgetown University and the documentary approach pioneered by StoryCorps, the American Pilgrimage Project will invite Americans of diverse backgrounds to sit together and talk to each other one-to-one about the role their religious beliefs play at crucial moments in their lives.
American Pilgrimage Project Interviews
The American Pilgrimage Project, a partnership between Georgetown University and StoryCorps, invites Americans of diverse backgrounds to sit together and talk to each other one-to-one about the role their religious beliefs play at crucial moments in their lives. In 2012 we went on the road and into the StoryCorps archives for the stories told here—each a deeply affecting personal narrative with a religious dimension. In 2014 and 2015 we plan to build out a repository of several hundred stories that capture the changing dynamics of American belief across regions, traditions, and generations. We look forward to your reactions and suggestions.
Faith and Culture Lecture Series
The university's Faith and Culture Lecture Series invites contemporary writers to Georgetown to reflect on their work in the context of the engagement of faith with culture. The series, sponsored by the Office of the President, takes the form of conversations in the Riggs Library, which are open to the Georgetown community and the general public. The series began in 2008 with a keynote address by Paul Elie, senior research fellow with the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, who serves as the moderator of the conversations. Guests have included the novelists Marilynne Robinson and Ron Hansen, the essayist Richard Rodriguez, and the literary critic James Wood.