This week on HFTF, historian Bethany Moreton discusses her award winning book, To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise. While closely following the history of Wal-Mart, Moreton investigates how the “strange bedfellows” of free-market ideology and Christian faith became tied together in recent American life and politics. Any royalties from To Serve God and Wal-Mart go to supporting two organizations, which you can find by following the links: Interfaith Worker Justice and Economic Justice Coalition (Athens, Georgia). At the end of the episode, Moreton also discussed her work in founding Freedom University. Freedom University is a new project going on in Georgia that is offering a course for college credit to undocumented immigrants, after a new Georgia law has excluded these students from the state’s public higher education system. Click here to visit their site. Also see an article about Freedom University at The Huffington Post.
It was a fascinating discussion. I hope you give it a listen!