God in America

WEB VIDEO This pbs video, God in America, explores the tumultuous 400-year history of the intersection of religion and public life in America, from the first European settlements to the 2008 presidential election. The 6-hour TV documentary series is broken into one-hour segments historically, focused on how religious faith influenced conflicts from the American Revolution to the Cold War.

Access Islam: Islam in America Timeline

WEB RESOURCE This annotated timeline of events related to the presence and contributionsof Islam in the US from 1530 to 2000.

This Far by Faith: African American Spiritual Journeys

WEB RESOURCE This PBS website traces the story of ordinary African-American men and women across three centuries as they have searched their souls day-by-day to rise above the circumstances of their lives.

Religion and Labor in the 20th Century

This article provides an overview of the relationship between religious groups and the labor rights in American history. The diversity of faiths and social perspectives has heavily impacted labor since the 1960's.

Values that Shape the Market, Prof. Miroslav Volf

In this 19 minute video Miroslav Volf, the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology and Director for the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, introduces students to issues relating to the interaction between religious values and market dynamics.

Material History of American Religion Project

More than just ideas and institutions, religion in America is a rich mixture of documents, objects, behaviors and people. Working from 1995 through 2001, the Material History of American Religion Project studied the history of American religion in all its complexity by focusing on material objects and economic themes. This site has a fascinating collection of documents, images of religious objects, etc. that put religion in the context of the rest of American history.