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Upcoming event: Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion presents lecture on religion and politics


The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion welcomes Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion & Democracy, for a special lecture.

Religious left, religious right & Christian political witness

Mark Tooley LectureABSTRACT
“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.”

Tuesday, Jan. 28
3:30 p.m.

Armstrong Browning Library
Cox Lecture Hall

Admission is free, but registration is required.  Click here for more information or to register.

Mark Tooley is president of the Institute on Religion & Democracy, a faith-based alliance of Christians who monitor, comment, and report on issues affecting the Church.  He 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.

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