Join us from 7pm-8pm on May 4th to hear Dr. Wilfred McClay, an author and professor of American history, lecture on the social progress we have made as a nation, as well as social issues that our country has yet to resolve. The event is sponsored by the Ray & Laurine Barnett Civic Leadership Speaker Fund and Center for Faith and Flourishing. Dr. McClay’s lecture will take place in Simmons Great Hall B, and all JBU students, faculty and staff may attend in-person. No RSVP is necessary.
It’s hard to know what we should prioritize as Christians engaging in this cultural and political moment. What is more important when we engage in civics: supporting movements that focus exclusively on one social issue, such as abortion, or backing initiatives that address a broader range of topics that we care about? Many Christians, especially young Christians, feel like their views aren’t represented by any political party or standpoint.
On March 18th from 3 pm to 4 pm, Center for Faith and Flourishing will host Justin Giboney, founder of the AND Campaign, and Andrew Walker, a theologian and political commentator, on campus to talk about how Christians can faithfully engage in politics.
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Can religious faith protect us from giving politics too much power over us, and can our belief systems give us the resources to navigate our deepest disagreements without inducing violence toward one another? This discussion will give a Christian and a Muslim, who happen to be great friends, an opportunity to reflect critically on our political discourse and the future of democracy. In a moment when our politics threaten to be the only thing that matters, Kaemingk and Hamid imagine a better path: one where religious people steward politics, not the other way around.Join us at 6 PM CST to listen to our speakers and for our Q&A session!
Dr. Daniel Bennett, Assistant Director of Center for Faith and Flourishing, will join six other panelists 3 pm EST (2 pm our time!) to discuss what Muslim civic engagement looks like, Islamophobia in the U.S., and the possibility of building interfaith coalitions between Muslims and Christians.
Join the Center for Faith and Flourishing in welcoming David French and Eric Metaxas to John Brown University’s campus on September 8th from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm. These prominent political voices will engage in a discussion that is sure to be thought-provoking. This event is free, but RSVP only. RSVP below!