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Here is an upcoming conference in Philadelphia, and I want to endorse the importance of the conference and hope you can consider attending.
The Scandal of Evangelical Politics: Toward a Biblical Agenda
March 28-30, 2008
Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University
Wynnewood, PA
There are just 3 days left to take advantage of the discounted registration fee at the upcoming Evangelicals for Social Action Conference. Register online, by phone, or by mail.
How should you vote in 2008? What issues are most important to God? What does the Bible say about abortion, immigration, poverty, foreign policy?
At ESA?s upcoming conference, we?ll be discussing these issues and much more. Speakers and a variety of workshops at this timely event will help Christians apply biblical values in the socio-political realm, including the voting booth. If you strive to be faithful to the gospel in the public square, don?t miss it!
Our plenary session speakers include:
– Dr. Ronald J. Sider – President, Evangelicals for Social Action
– Dr. David P. Gushee – Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics, Mercer University
– Dr. Janice S. Crouse – Senior Fellow, Beverly LaHaye Institute, Concerned Women for America
– Heidi Rolland Unruh – Director, congregations, Community Outreach and Leadership Development Project
– Rev. Luis Cort?s, Jr. – President, Esperanza
– Dr. John J. DiIulio, Jr. – Professor, University of Pennsylvania
– Dr. DeForest (Buster) Soaries – Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens
Two panels will engage in discussions on the following topics:
“Assessing the NAE Statement as a Basis for Common Ground”
– Dr. Shirley A. Mullen – President, Houghton College
– Rev. Dr. Al Tizon – Assistant Professor, Palmer Theological Seminary
– Rev. Luis Cort?s, Jr. – President, Esperanza
– Rev. Richard Cizik – Vice President for Government Affairs, National Association of Evangelicals
“How Should Christians Engage the 2008 Election?”
– Dr. John J. DiIulio, Jr. – Professor, University of Pennsylvania
– Heidi Rolland Unruh – Director, Congregations, Assistant Professor, Palmer Theological Seminary
– Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, Jr. – President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
– Dr. Sharon Gramby-Sobukwe, Department Chair, School of Leadership & Development, Eastern University
– Dr. James Skillen- President, The Center for Public Justice
Our workshops include:
– “President Bush’s Faith-Based Initiative: What Did it Accomplish? What Must We Work for in 2008 and Beyond?” (Dr. Stanley Carlson-Thies)
– “Developing a Consistently Pro-Life Political Movement” (Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, Jr.)
– “Toward a New American Foreign Policy: Learning from Iraq and Moving Forward” (Dr. James Skillen)
– ?Defend the Cause of the Poor (Ps. 72:4): What Conservatives and Liberals Can Learn from Each Other About Fighting Poverty” (Heidi Rolland Unruh)
– ?Climate Change Policy, Justice, and the Poor? (Dr. Jim Ball, Dr. Lowell “Rusty” Pritchard, and Rev. Luis Cort?z, Jr.)
– “Is a New Evangelical Center Emerging? Implementing the NAE Declaration, ‘For the Health of the Nation’: How Well is it Going?” (Rev. Richard Cizik and Dr. David P. Gushee)
Early Registration through February 18. Click here to register and/or learn more.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Ron Sider
President, Evangelicals for Social Action
Evangelicals for Social Action
The Sider Center on Ministry and Public Policy
Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University
6 E. Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood, PA 19096-3420
Phone: 484-384-2990 – Fax: 484-384-2398 – esa@eastern.edu

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