ORL Programming for 2020 US Elections

In light of the upcoming U.S elections, the Office of Religious Life has a number of faith-based programs related to our current political moment. We hope that these offerings will prepare people of faith as await the election and the results it will bring. Please click on the links below to be directed to the various recordings and zoom calls. 


The LECTION Project 

Available Online Anytime

View on the ORL YouTube Channel and lectionproject.princeton.edu

The LECTION Project presents the interpretations of Christian religious leaders and scholars on biblical and political topics that dominate the electoral races. The goal of the Project is simply to inform and inspire the thinking, believing, and acting of people of faith during a particularly formative time of national debate, direction setting and dialogue about our deepest values.         


Hindu-Americans and the 2020 US Elections

Hindu Americans and the 2020 Elections

Available Online Anytime

View on the Hindu Life Program YouTube Page

A special moderated conversation held on September 20 between two Hindu-Americans who are both active on the front lines of the Biden and Trump campaigns: Dr. Murali Balaji National Co-Chair, Hindus for Biden & Jay Kansara Community Organizer; Hindu supporter of Pres. Trump. In this talk, we discuss what each candidate might have to offer to the Hindu-American community, and also explore what thoughtful political discourse might look like in our current divisive climate.

Co-sponsored by Dharmic Life, Georgetown University; Hindu Life at Yale University


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Muslims and the U.S. Elections 

Thursday, Oct 22, 6:30pm on Zoom 

Please visit muslimlife.princeton.edu for the link. 

A panel discussion on how the U.S. elections are impacting Muslims domestically and internationally & critiques on the candidates rhetoric and policies on civil rights and foreign policies. Featuring:

Dr. Amaney Jamal, Princeton University, Politics Professor 

Dr. Donna Auston, Anthropologist, Public Intellectual and PhD Candidate

Dr. Syvlia Chan-Malik, Rutgers University, American Studies Professor

Dr. Nura Sediqe, Princeton University, School of Public and International Affairs


Legacy of Love poster

Legacy of Love: Why Gandhian Non-Violence Still Matters Today

Friday, October 30, 6:00pm ET on Zoom

Register for the webinar at tinyurl.com/gandhi-lawson

Join us for this historic conversation between Rev. James Lawson, described by Martin Luther King Jr. as “the leading nonviolence theorist in the world,” and Dr. Rajmohan Gandhi, acclaimed historian and grandson of two of the most pivotal figures in India's independence movement-- Mahatma Gandhi, and C. Rajagopalachari. These two remarkable advocates for peace and justice discuss the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi in light of the racial and political crisis that our country faces today. 

The conversation will be moderated by Michele Minter, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity, Princeton University. Sponsored by the Princeton University Office of Religious Life and Public Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by the PU Hindu Life Program, History Department, Religion Department and the Carl A. Fields Center


Election Meditation : Join us online via religiouslife.princeton.edu
Election Meditations:  Monday, Nov 2, 12:30pm; Tuesday, Nov 3, 4:30pm: Wednesday, Nov 4, 12:30pm  Join us online https://princeton.zoom.us/j/558173148

Election Meditation 

Monday, Nov 2 | 12:30pm

Tuesday, Nov 3 | 4:30pm

Wednesday, Nov 4 | 12:30pm

Call in at: https://princeton.zoom.us/s/558173148

A mindfulness meditation session led by Dean Matthew Weiner, Associate Dean of Religious Life for those experiencing stress around the election season. These meditations will be one hour each and accessible at the same zoom link each day. Open to all. Hosted by the Office of Religious Live and Princeton Vote 100.