.@RFInstitute's Tom Farr joins panel at @MSMU to discuss: "Our Right, Our Gift from God: Religious Freedom: https://t.co/qKn1QNtY65
German Chancellor Angela Merkel calling for a ban on "full veil" Islamic coverings. https://t.co/FY7OhBZrKm
What keeps #Baylor focused on its mission? Intentional efforts like @BaylorIFL play a big part: https://t.co/BqISqT8z6L
A true purple moment: The time to pass the International Religious Freedom Act is now | The Hill https://t.co/MgaCTWgfZe
"Blessed Are the Green of Heart," by Alan Jacobs | First Things https://t.co/X2wbfAOcaY
Rorschach Religious Architecture - Christian Sahner on the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba - WSJ https://t.co/cZ849J500m
Sherif Girgis Lecture: "What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense" #Baylor ISR lecture video https://t.co/otwsT7uC0b
Paul Marshall - “Is Christian-Muslim Conflict Inevitable? The Role of Indonesia” - ISR video https://t.co/rrQEiyWQzN
Prevalence and Religious Predictors of Healing Prayer Use in the USA - Jeff Levin https://t.co/xMrvC6J3vq
Churches, Chapels, and Desirable Residences - Philip Jenkins, Anxious Bench https://t.co/86WJK9pKDv

Religious Left, Religious Right & Christian Political Witness – Mark Tooley Lecture


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO OF THIS LECTURE

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
3:30 p.m.
Armstrong Browning Library/ Cox Lecture Hall

The old Religious Left, rooted in groups like the National Council of Churches, has imploded.  And much of the old Religious Right leadership has left the scene. Meanwhile, many evangelical elites are shifting left.  Conservative evangelicals increasingly align with conservative Catholics.  Some are calling for Christians to step back from political engagement.  What is the future for the political witness of America’s churches and Christians?  To what extent should churches address political specifics?   How or to what extent can individual Christians apply their faith politically?  Mark Tooley will address these questions.


Mark Tooley is president of the Institute on Religion & Democracy, an ecumenical Christian thinktank in Washington, DC founded in 1981 to reform the political witness of America’s churches.  He previously worked for the CIA.   Tooley has written for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Weekly Standard, American Spectator, First Things and other publications on the churches’ political witness on national security, Islam, the federal budget, environmentalism, religious liberty, marriage, and abortion, among other issues. He is the author of Methodism & Politics in the 20th Century (2012) and Taking Back the United Methodist Church (2008).  He is currently writing a book on religion in Washington, DC on the advent of the Civil War.