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Religion News Association Pre-Conference

When the Religion News Association held its annual conference in Atlanta in 2014, CSLR hosted a pre-conference focused on immigration, drawing experts from around the nation, metro Atlanta, and Emory. Co-organizers were Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and Laney Graduate School.

Religion, Immigration, and Politics: Midterm Elections

Moderated by John Blake of CNN, this panel included Robert P. Jones, Public Religion Research Institute; Merle Black, Emory University; Suzii Playnter, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship; Teresa Fry Brown; and Jerry Gonzalez, Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials.

Religion and Immigrant Support Networks

Moderated by Jeremy Redmon of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, this panel included Marie Marquardt, Emory University; Manuel Vasquez, University of Florida; Don Kerwin, Center for Migration Studies; and Aparna Bhattacharyya, Raksha

Religion and Immigrant Integration

Moderated by Silas W. Allard of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, panelists included Abdullahi An-Na'im, Emory Law; Jehu Hanciles, Candler School of Theology; Don Seeman, Emory University Department of Religion; and Karen Lyons, Clarkston United Methodist Church.

Traffic Report

Moderated by Letitia Campbell of Emory University, this panel included Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, State Department; Sister Marlene Weisenbeck, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; Jeff Shaw of Out of Darkness; and Alia El-Sawi, Department of Homeland Security.