VIDEO—Kenneth L. Woodward, “Is the Future of American Religion Already Behind Us?”

06.04.2018 | The Maxwell Institute

Kenneth L. Woodward’s MI Guest Lecture and panel discussion is now available to watch online: “Is the Future of American Religion Already Behind Us?


Kenneth L. Woodward spent nearly forty years as religion editor for Newsweek magazine. What did his 750 articles—nearly 100 of them cover articles—his reporting from five continents, and his four books teach him about the place of religion in American society?

Is the Future of American Religion Already Behind Us?  featuring a panel discussion on religion in public life with J.B. Haws and Kelsey Dallas

About the Participants

Kenneth L. Woodward served as Religion Editor of Newsweek for nearly forty years, reporting on a variety of subjects from seven continents. He is the author of more than 750 articles for Newsweek, including almost 100 cover stories. His numerous other articles, essays and book reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Commonweal, First Things, and America, among other publications. He has been a news commentator on NBC, ABC and CBS. His most recent book is Getting Religion: Faith, Culture and Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Ascent of Trump. [Photo: Heather Stone] Kelsey Dallas is a religion reporter for the Deseret News, serving on the publication’s InDepth team. She tracks faith-based social trends, legal action related to religious freedom law and developments at the intersection of faith and politics. J.B. Haws is an associate professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University. He is the author of The Mormon Image in the American Mind: Fifty Years of Public Perception (Oxford, 2013).  His PhD from the University of Utah is in American History.  He is also the coordinator of BYU’s Office of Religious Outreach.