Radical Love

David Kyuman Kim explores the idea of Radical Love and how, if we embrace it, the world will change. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.


David Kyuman Kim is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and a member of the Associated Faculty in the Program in American Studies at Connecticut College, where he was also serves as Chair of the Department of Religious Studies. A cultural critic, philosopher of religion, and scholar of race, Kim has published widely and speaks on college campuses across the country. In addition to his scholarly work, he conducted the major dialogue forum Rites and Responsibilities on authority, sovereignty, and the public life of religion for the SSRC. Kim is the author of Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics (Oxford 2007). He co-edited The Post-secular in Question (NYU Press 2012) and Race, Religion, and Late Democracy, a special issue of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. With John L. Jackson, Jr., Kim co-edits the Stanford University Press series RaceReligion. Kim’s current book project is The Public Life of Love.