Seminarians for Public Discourse host forum to promote civil conversation
Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis
Jim Wallis, internationally known author and commentator on ethics
and public life, will be a guest speaker at Fuller Seminary, on Thursday,
October 11 at 7:00 p.m., as part of an evening forum about faith and public
The forum is hosted by Seminarians for Public Discourse, an
initiative launched by a group of Fuller students to promote civil conversation
among people of various political and faith convictions, and Peace and Justice
“Especially in light of the upcoming presidential elections,
we, as seminarians, recognize our role in the arena of public discourse,” said
David Junk, Fuller theology student. “We
hope to expand beyond our own campus and open up civil conversation that will
include all seminaries across the nation, and in every corner of the Christian
Joining Wallis in conversation is Scott Waller, Professor of
Political Science at Biola University, and Darren Patrick Guerra, Professor of
Political Science at Vanguard University.
The discussion, free and open to the public, will be held at Fuller’s
Keynote speaker Jim Wallis is founder and president of
Sojourners, a Christian social action group located in Washington, D.C. His latest book is Rediscovering Values: A Guide for Economic and Moral Recovery. His two previous books, The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith & Politics in a Post–Religious
Right America and God’s Politics: Why
the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It were both New York Times bestsellers.
Also speaking is Scott Waller, who teaches American
Government, Constitutional Law, Political Theory, and other classes on the
relationship between religion and the public order. Scott is also a regular
guest on the “Intersection of Faith and Reason” radio program.
The third speaker is Darren Patrick Guerra, who teaches about
American political institutions such as Congress and the Presidency as well as
courses on Constitutional Law, Immigration History/Policy, and other topics in
American politics. He has a forthcoming book, entitled Perfecting the Constitution: The Case for
Article V and Formal Amendment.
For more information, contact Saerom Choi at
email@example.com or David Junk at Davidjunkam@gmail.com.