Center for Politics and Religion

Seek the Welfare of the CityUpcoming Events

October 8, 2013, 7-9 p.m.

Seek the Welfare of the City

Location: Carl Grant Events Center
Sponsored by: The Center for Politics and Religion at Union University and the Heritage Foundation

Keynote Speakers:
Jay Richards and Bob Woodson Jay W. Richards, Ph.D (left) has held leadership positions at the Discovery Institute and the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty and is the author of Money, Greed, and God. Robert L. Woodson, Sr. (right), is founder and president of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE), a nonprofit organization that supports neighborhood-based initia - tives to reduce crime, restore families, and create economic enterprise.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Past Events

May 2-4, 2013 Salt and Light in the Public Square: Charles Colson's Legacy and Vision with keynote speakers Robert P. George, Timothy George, Garland Hunt and Russell Moore. learn more
September 17, 2012 Matthew J. Franck, Director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, New Jersey, presented a Constitution Day lecture on "Individual, Community and State: How to Think About Religious Freedom" at Union University
March 5-6, 2012 Dr. Peter J. Leithart, senior theology scholar at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho, presented "The Metapolitics of Christendom: Constantine and the Transformation of Rome" and "Monsters of Ingratitude" at Union University - news release
Sept. 29, 2011 Matthew Lee Anderson, author of “Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to Our Faith”, presented “The (Physical) Body in Evangelical Practice and Politics” at Union University - news release
Oct. 27, 2011 Peter Lawler, Dana Professor of Government at Berry College (Ga.), presented “The Road to Serfdom Doesn’t Lead to Serfdom” at Union University - news release
Oct. 22, 2009 Dr. Hunter Baker, Houston Baptist University, presented, "The Failure of Secularism" at Union University - news release
Sept. 17, 2009 Dr. Jeffry Morrison, Regent University, presented, "Religion in the Constitutionalism of George Washington" at Union University
April 23, 2009 Dr. David Michelson, historian at the University of Alabama, presented, "The End of Christianity in Iraq?" at Union University
Feb. 25-27, 2009 Making Men Moral conference held at Union University. Speakers included Robert P. George, Hadley Arkes, James Stoner, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Russell Moore, and David Novak. See conference website for more details
February 24, 2009 Dr. Keith Pavlischek, Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, presented "Onward Christian Soldiers? Can Followers of the Prince of Peace Defend Just War?" at Union University
February 4, 2009 Co-sponsored Mars Hill Forum lecture by Dr. Wilfred McClay, "Does the Idea of Progress have a Future? Three Christian Views," at Union University
December 2, 2008 Dr. Cal Beisner presented, "French Philosophes, or Scottish Whigs? Who Laid the Ground for the American Declaration of Independence?" at Union University
October 13, 2008 Dr. Michael Sugrue presented "Measure for Measure: The Bible Contra Puritanical Christianity," at Union University. Dr. Sugrue is Professor of History at Ave Maria University
June 28, 2008 Sponsored Michigan State and LeFrak Forum professor William B. Allen presented "Rethinking Uncle Tom: The Political Philosophy of Harriet Beecher Stowe," at the National Faculty Leadership Conference, Washington, D.C.
February 18, 2008 President's Day event featuring Drs. Jeffry Morrison and Lucas Morel speaking on Washington and Lincoln, respectively, and their policy approaches to politics and religion. Cancelled due to tornado damage from February 5th
November 8, 2007 Sponsored Delita Johnson, guest speaker on abstinence education for Ethics and Public Policy

Center for Politics and Religion at Union University
Director: Micah J. Watson
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