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David Kim is a teacher, cultural critic, philosopher of religion, and scholar of race, religion and public life. He is Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies at Connecticut College where he is also the Coordinator for Peace and Conflict Pathway and has published widely on religion and public life, political theory and the Asian American religious experience. In 2016, Kim became host of the Meaning of Life.tv dialogue series Love-Driven Politics and is co-convener of the Love-Driven Politics Collective - a group of scholars, artists, and social justice activists dedicated to responding to the anger and cynicism of our times by cultivating a common politics animated by compassion, generosity, and mercy. His current book project is The Public Life of Love, an exploration of the status of love in politics, public life, religion and the arts. In the fall of 2015, Kim co-taught the Radical Love course at Union Theological Seminary with Cornel West.