Rod Dreher on "A Strategy for Faithful Civic Engagement"
A discussion on Dreher's vision for the future of Christian life and political engagement in an increasingly secularized America.
Journalist Rod Dreher will present a discussion on "A Strategy for Faithful Civic Engagement," on Friday, October 20, 2017, at 6:30 pm in Elkins Auditorium. The author of "The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians," Dreher will discuss his vision for the future of Christian life and political engagement in an increasingly secularized America. Called "the most important religious book of the decade" by David Brooks in the New York Times, Dreher draws arguments from great Christian thinkers ranging from Benedict of Nursia in the sixth century to Alisdair MacIntyre, to say that people of faith need to step back from involvement in national politics to focus more on local matters and personal faith commitments.
Dreher is a journalist and writer who focuses on the intersection of religion, culture, and politics. He is a senior editor at The American Conservative.
A reception will follow the discussion. The event is free, however registration is required.
Dreher will also be speaking at St. Monica's Church on Saturday, October 21, at 7 pm, where he will presenting the evening's keynote. Dale Sieverding, director of worship at St. Monica Catholic Community, and Rankin Wilbourne, senior pastor of Pacific Crossroads Church, will serve as respondents; with Pete Peterson, dean of the School of Public Policy, serving as moderator. Register here.