Politics and the Common Life: A Conversation about Faithful Political Engagement
Wed 10.07.20 @ 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM CDTRegister
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Is it possible to love one’s neighbors through political action and advocacy? Can we cultivate a common life across lines of partisan affiliation?
In the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, Anselm House and event co-sponsors (Upper House, AEI Initiative on Faith and Public Life, The Center for Christian Study at UVA, and The North Carolina Study Center) seek to cultivate a fruitful dialogue about the nature and possibility of Christian faithfulness in public life and politics. Such a conversation begins with a basic presupposition that people of faith need not—and indeed should not—strictly separate Christian life from political engagement. But how we engage matters greatly, for Christians are called to love their neighbors and their enemies in all spheres of life.
Upper House is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this event. We hope you will join us as we explore a realistic but hopeful vision of Christian discipleship and witness in the midst of our fragmented and polarized political culture.
About the Speakers
Justin Giboney is an attorney and political strategist in Atlanta, GA and co-founder of AND Campaign. Justin has served as Georgia’s 5th congressional district delegate for the Democratic National Convention and as the co-chair of Obama for America’s Gen44-Atlanta initiative.
Michael Wear serves as Chief Strategist and member of the executive team for the AND Campaign. He formerly served in the White House faith-based initiative under President Obama. Michael is the author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America.
Cherie Harder serves as President of The Trinity Forum. Prior to joining the Trinity Forum in 2008, Ms. Harder served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Policy and Projects for First Lady Laura Bush.
Registration for this event is being coordinated by Anselm House, through Zoom.