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    My Life Post-Cult: Back to Normality

    When she was fifteen, Lauren Drain’s family joined the Westboro Baptist Church, known for picketing the funerals of veterans and spewing hate speech. Years later, Lauren was banished by her father for questioning their practices. In this interview, she shares her incredible story.

    Lauren Drain
    Author, "Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church"

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    Religion: Exploring the Unexpected

    Religion is all at once one of the greatest sources of hope and pain in our society today. Whole lives are transformed by it and whole societies are at war because of it. Join this honest and civil dialogue about the surprising, unique and nontraditional nature of religion, spirituality and faith.

    Speakers: Lauren Drain, Leah Libresco, Eboo Patel, Theodore Ross, Julia Sweeney