Thursday, March 6, 2008

Colson to debate the place of religion in politics

"On March 6 in Richmond, Virginia, the National Discussion and Debate Series will examine the role of religion in the public square. Four participants will have one hour to debate the proposed resolution: "Religion should have no place in politics or government."
Rev. Barry Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and Jacques Berlinerblau, Associate Professor and Director of the Program for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, will speak in favor of the resolution. Chuck Colson, Founder of Prison Fellowship, and Bishop Harry Jackson, Senior Pastor of Hope Christian Church, will argue against it. Evan Thomas, Editor at Large of Newsweek, will moderate the debate.
The event will be webcast live on this site [at 7 p.m. Eastern], and broadcast on PBS stations nationwide. Check your local listings for details.
-- Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia"


Daniel said...

And if you have some time to burn, check out this blog post by theologian Greg Boyd, author of Myth of a Christian Nation, where he was in a debate with Chuck Colson. They disagree on some interesting things.

Sarah Scott said...

Thanks Daniel,

I am looking foward to listening to this, and with the addition of Shane Claiborne I do not doubt that there was some serious disagreement between the three of them! I find myself in frequent disagreement with Greg Boyd, but I do find his thoughts to be interesting and I look foward to seeing how Colson responds.

Sarah Scott said...

I meant that I am looking foward to reading this, not listening.