Starts Sunday, September 27 at 7 PM
The interplay of religion and politics is not just a long ago or far away phenomenon. Religious beliefs motivate people in our own country today and are used to justify support for and opposition to particular candidates and policy positions. Not everyone will agree about what our faith teaches or how Christian teachings should inform political decisions, but we hope many can agree that it is important to talk about this often-uncomfortable subject.
Beginning on September 27, Tom Fingar will host a six-week series of talks and discussion exploring whether and how our faith should inform and influence our political decisions. The format for this and subsequent sessions will be to begin with a 20-minute talk framing the issues followed by 10-minute breakout sessions before reconvening to compare and integrate observations from the breakout groups. Subsequent sessions will be introduced by Tom but lead by others.
The complete list of discussion leaders and topics is:
October 4: Beverley Boxill, “Carceral Settings”
October 11: Felice Swapp, “Income Inequality”
October 18: Colleen Crangle, “Gender and Sex-based Discrimination: A Spiritual Perspective”
October 25: Nancy Glaser, “Social Justice”
November 1: Debra Murray and Ann Duncan “White Christianity and White Supremacy”
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