An Evening with Rev. Jim Wallis and Arianna Huffington
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At a time of deep polarization in American politics and society, questions around the relationship between individual faith and public life, and how to work across political and religious lines to serve the public good are more important than ever. Such challenges are at the heart of a new book by the Reverend Jim Wallis, On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good (Brazos, 2013).
Reverend Wallis will be joined by Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington for a discussion of these critical issues. Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, Senior Religion Editor of the Huffington Post, will moderate.
The event will take place on Friday, April 5 in the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, Room 802. Doors will open at 6:15 PM for registration and a light reception. The program will begin at 7:00 PM and conclude at 8:30 PM.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. In 2006, and again in 2011, she was named to the Time 100, Time Magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.
Jim Wallis is a bestselling author, public theologian, and frequent speaker on faith and public life. He is the author of ten books, including the New York Times bestseller God's Politics. His forthcoming book, On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good (Brazos Press), will be released in April 2013. He is President and CEO of Sojourners and editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine, whose combined print and electronic media have a readership of more than 250,000 people. His columns appear in major newspapers and blogs, and he regularly appears as a television and radio commentator. He is a husband, father of two young boys, and a Little League baseball coach.
Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush is the Senior Religion Editor for the Huffington Post. From 2003-2011 he was the Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel at Princeton University. An ordained American Baptist minister, Rev. Raushenbush speaks and preaches at colleges, churches and institutes around the country including the College of Preachers at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., The Chautauqua Institute in upstate New York, the Center for American Progress, and the New America Foundation. He has appeared on ABC World News Tonight and is a repeated guest on CNN and NPR. He has been quoted in The New York Times and The Washington Post and was an original editor for Beliefnet.com. His first book, Teen Spirit: One World, Many Faiths (HCI) was released in 2004. He is the editor of the 100th Anniversary edition of Walter Rauschenbusch's book, Christianity and the Social Crisis – In the 21st Century (HarperOne). His work at Princeton included strengthening the interfaith community on campus. He was the Co-Director of the Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations at The Liechtenstein Institute on Self Determination at Princeton University.