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ADVISORY: The Moral Complexity of a Diverse Latino Community

Thursday, August 11, 2011, 12:00pm – 1:30pm

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Contact: Madeline Meth
Phone: 202.741.6277
Email: mmeth@americanprogress.org

While Latinos are often seen as a monolithic community that is Catholic and socially conservative, the reality is far more nuanced and complex. Unlike conventional wisdom, Latino Catholics tend to actually be more progressive than Latino evangelicals on key social issues such as LGBT equality and reproductive rights and justice. And while the majority of Latinos are Catholics, an increasing number are becoming evangelical. There are also marked generational differences as well as differing views depending on whether one is an immigrant or U.S. born. What are the policy and political implications of these differing identities and views? And what efforts are underway in the Latino community to examine these issues through a family values or moral/faith lens?

Please join the Center for American Progress for an insightful discussion with leadings scholars and practitioners to explore the diversity of the Latino community, their views on key social issues, and the impact these views have on the policy and political world.

Opening Remarks:

  • Sally Steenland, Director, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative, Center for American Progress

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