Religion is daily in the news, often associated with theocracy and terrorism. Marcia Pally rebuts this superficial view, offering the first in-depth look at “new evangelicals”—those who have left the right for a broadened focus on economic justice, environmental care, and democracy. Pally makes us reconside religious stereotypes and refine our political thinking.
Panelists: Michael Cromartie, Vice President at the Ethics and Public Policy Center,senior advisor to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, advisory editor of Christianity Today. From 2004-2010, he served as chair and vice chair of the U.S.Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Jose Humphreys, pastor of Metro Hope Church, a multi-ethnic community in East Harlem. He has organized faith leaders in the metro area around matters of faith and justice and is part of the Latino Leadership Circle, a cohort of ministers who facilitate continuing dialog with emerging evangelical generations on matters of faith, church and culture.
Alexie Torres-Fleming is founder of Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, which, through spiritual formation and community organizing, prepares young people to become prophetic voices for peace and justice. She is a nationally sought after speaker and Executive Director of the Sister Fund, a private foundation that funds the intersections of faith, feminism and social change.
What people are sayin about The New Evangelicals:
I like everything about it — Harvey Cox, The Future of Faith
Wonderful, exciting… highly recommended — Conor Cunningham, Darwin’s Pious Idea
A groundbreaking study — Nadine Strossen, New York Law School; former President, ACLU
An insightful and sympathetic window –José Casanova, Georgetown University
Marcia Pally teaches at New York University and has published several books on religionand politics. She has lectured widely in the US and Europe, and her writing appears regularly in the print and electronic media in the US and abroad.
Tuesday, Nov., 29, 7:30pm
Riverside Church, Room 9T
9th floor, Tower Building
91 Clarement Ave. (120th St)
Hosted by Dr. Peter Heltzel, New York Theological Seminary