In times of conflict faith has often been used to help guide non-violent social movements. Yet, with religious violence on the rise and a decline in church attendance by younger generations, what is the role of faith locally and globally? Does faith have to be religious? And is faith needed at all?
The community conversation titled “Is Faith Necessary” will look at the role of faith in social movements, local communities, and the millennial generation.
Joe Eldridge, American University Chaplin and United State Institute of Peace Board member, has spent more than twenty-five years working in the public policy arena as an advocate and analyst on international human rights and humanitarian issues. Colman McCarthy, an American journalist, teacher, lecturer, pacifist, progressive, anarchist, and long-time peace activist, directs the Center for Teaching Peace in Washington, D.C.
The event co-sponsored by the Institute of Policy Studies is the first of events within Inspire BBQ‘s “Making Mondays Matter” series. The Monday events will rotate throughout Washington D.C. offering a range of conversations and connections for D.C. residents.
Light refreshments will be offered. There is a suggested donation $5 dollars but no one will be turned away! Arrive early and watch World Cup football.
To learn more about the event or to inquire about sponsoring a “Making Monday Matters” event please contact Bob Schlehuber, 202-517-8423 or visit http://www.uinspire.us/IPS.