Jim Wallis and National Progressive Leaders to Discuss Religion and Politics
“God is Not a Republican or a Democrat” tour Brings National Religious Voices to Ohio including Historic Town Conversation on Faith and Politics with Two Evangelical Christian Leaders
WHO: Rev. Jim Wallis, the progressive evangelical leader and founder of Sojourners and best-selling author of God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It.
Rev. Noel Castellanos, Director of the Christian Community Development Association and a highly sought after speaker, motivator, and mentor.
Shane Claiborne, recently featured in the New York Times article “Rebels With a Cross,” is a founding partner of The Simple Way, an intentional community in inner city Philadelphia and author of The Irresistible Revolution.
Christa Mazzoneserves as a field organizer for Call to Renewal, a faith-based organization committed to overcoming poverty.
Adam Taylor is the Director of Campaigns and Organizing at Sojourners. He formerly served as the Executive Director of Global Justice, an organization that educates, trains, and mobilizes students around global human rights and economic justice.
WHAT: “Faith and Politics in America: Two Evangelical Perspectives.” Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners and author of God’s Politics, and Rev. Russell Johnson, Founder and Chairman of the Ohio Restoration Project, will participate in a historic, honest and wide-ranging town hall conversation with Ohio citizens on the moral priorities of our nation. This event is co-sponsored by Sojourners and the Ohio Restoration Project. The event will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2006 from 3:30 pm – 5:00pm at Capitol Theatre in Columbus, OH.
The Town Hall conversation kicks off the “God is Not a Republican or Democrat” tour for Jim Wallis, Shane Claiborne and Noel Castellanos. The tour will include several campus lectures and strategic planning sessions with progressive religious leaders in Columbus and Cincinnati.
WHEN: Sunday, March 26th – Wednesday, March 29th (see below)
WHY: The tour comes at a time when faith and politics is very much on the minds of Ohio citizens. Our nation is hungry for an open dialogue on moral values and their role in the public square. The goal is to foster honest conversation on how various social issues—including abortion, poverty, the environment, advancing peace, and promoting strong families—are all critical moral and community values.