Do (or should) Christians have a unique, faith-based perspective on major issues of public policy? At a time of growing partisan tension and rancor, we will hold another session of the Lewinsville Forum, our long-running venue for looking at specific public policy issues through the eyes of faith.
We are still mulling topics but expect to cover our obligations as Christians to Afghan refugees, the implications of growing white nationalism, how to think about whether the United States is a Christian nation and dealing with the legacy of slavery. The facilitators would welcome specific suggestions for other topics which can be sent to Linton.email@example.com. The discussions in each week will be self-contained, so participants can attend as many or as few sessions as they wish. All classes will be in the Sanctuary; we are still investigating simultaneous online participation.
The goal of these sessions is not to arrive at “the answer” but to see how our faith colors our approach to any alternative. The facilitators have both served in government, one in a senior position in a Democratic Congress and the other in senior positions in the executive branch under Republican Presidents. Their goal will be to force us to confront the implications of our faith, not to evaluate (much less promote) specific partisan solutions.
Leaders: David Morrison, Linton Brooks
Time: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.