Uncivil Religion: January 6, 2021


Religious symbols, rituals, identities, banners, signs, and sounds suffused the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. This project begins to trace the thread of religion that wound throughout that day through pieces of digital media. It does this in two ways. First, there is a collection of essays that analyze individual pieces of media from January 6 in order to explain the role religion played that day. Second, there is a series of galleries that contain pieces of media that represent the variety of ways religion "showed up" on January 6. This project is illustrative and not exhaustive. There is so much more to be found, said, and documented about the role of religion on January 6 and this project will continue to grow.

Contents of this path: