Sat, Nov 09|
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Faith Public Engagement
Beginning a conversation with Christians and other persons of Faith in the Greater Pittsburgh Area about a third way for public engagement.
Time & Location
Nov 09, 2019, 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 250 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
About the event
Are you satisfied with the current culture of politics in America?
Are you concerned about the escalation of divisive politics and polarizing rhetoric?
Have you ever felt politically "homeless" ?
Have you wondered if there is another way?
We think there is. If you want to learn more join us Saturday November 9th to begin to explore together what this could look like.
8:30 am – Welcome & Introductions
8:45 am – A Third Way – Dr. James Skillen
9:45 am – Responding Panel and Q & A
Dan Onorato - Former Allegheny County Executive
Ann Rodgers - Dept. of Communication Catholic Diocese of Pgh E.D.
Rev. Ricky Burgess (or representative) - Councilman of
City of Pittsburgh - District 9
Bob Wauzzinski - Teacher and Author
11:00 am – Panel Discussion Wrap-up
11:15 am – Creation, Justice, & Sabbath Rest – Dr. Skillen
12:00pm – Optional Lunch and Book Signing
1:00 pm – Next Steps and Closing Comments
Dr. James W. Skillen: Wheaton College, Westminster Theological Seminary, Free University of Amsterdam, and Duke University, directed the Center for Public Justice, a Christian political think tank in Washington, DC, from 1981 to 2009. which he helped found in 1977. He taught political philosophy and international relations at three Christian colleges from 1973 to 1982. He is author/editor of fourteen books including In Pursuit of Justice (2004), The Good of Politics (2014), and most recently God’s Sabbath with Creation (2019)
The Association for Public Justice (APJ ) is building a non-partisan movement of Christians committed to bring grace and more nuanced perspectives into the complex conversation of Christian political engagement; an engagement that moves beyond voting to wise, civil advocacy for justice. We believe that our Christian faith has something essential to contribute in this moment. Christian citizenship requires discipleship, relational-work, and deliberation in community. It extends beyond political cycles of outrage and victory to seek God’s enduring justice for all.
We are considering starting an APJ chapter in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Come join us Saturday morning to explore with us what Faithful Public Engagement might look like in our communities and how this might be achieved.