“One of the key debates in American culture concerns the role of religion in public life,” said Gleaves Whitney, director of the Hauenstein Center. “Both D’Souza and Jacoby will generate more light than heat in what will be a highly informative event."
Grand Rapids, Mich. (PRWEB) April 25, 2012
*MEDIA NOTE* This event will be streamed live on the Internet at the following Web address (http://www.gvsu.edu/hauenstein/is-christianity-good-for-american-politics-the-debate-webcast-1111.htm) from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 26. Still photos and b-roll will be uploaded to Grand Valley’s media FTP site by 10 p.m. for your use. For instructions on how to access multimedia files, visit http://gvsu.edu/s/aW
Two well-known and influential speakers will discuss the role of Christianity in American politics at a debate hosted by Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies.
“Is Christianity Good For American Politics,” will feature Susan Jacoby, program director at The Center for Inquiry, and Dinesh D’Souza, president of King’s College.
Is Christianity Good for American Politics?
April 26, 7-9 p.m.
Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI
“One of the key debates in American culture concerns the role of religion in public life,” said Gleaves Whitney, director of the Hauenstein Center. “Both Dinesh D’Souza and Susan Jacoby will generate more light than heat in what promises to be a highly informative event.”
Dinesh D’Souza, recently wrote What’s so Great About Christianity? and has been called one of the “top young public-policy makers in the country” by Investor’s Business Daily. D’Souza was named one of America’s most influential conservative thinkers by the New York Times, and his articles have appeared in many major magazines and newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Vanity Fair, New Republic, and National Review.
Susan Jacoby is the author of New York Times bestseller, The Age of American Unreason and Alger Hiss and The Battle for History. Jacoby is an independent scholar whose work focuses on American intellectual history. She has been a contributor for more than 25 years on topics including law, religion, medicine, aging, women’s rights, political dissent in the Soviet Union, and Russian Literature, to a wide range of periodicals and newspapers. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Washington Post Book World, Los Angeles Times Book Review, Newsday, Harper’s, The Nation, Vogue, The American Prospect, Mother Jones, AARP Magazine, and many more.
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