Reclaiming Hope: a conversation with Michael Wear by Theos
6:30 PM18:30

Reclaiming Hope: a conversation with Michael Wear by Theos


Appointed by President Obama in 2008 to the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and later directing faith outreach for the president’s 2012 re-election campaign, Michael Wear knows about the nexus of faith and politics like no-one else.

Timed to coincide with the publication of his book of the same name - described as “an unvarnished account of faith inside the world’s most powerful office” – Michael will be speaking at Theos, offering a unique perspective on what impact faith did and didn’t have during the Obama years, and where American politics goes now.

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4:00 PM16:00

Election Week Politics: Christ Presbyterian Church

Can a “Christian right” and a “Christian left” both exist?
What does the Bible say about our political engagement?
Is it possible to have deep disagreement over politics and genuine love–both at the same time?

If you're interested to dig deeper into these questions, come join Michael as he walks forward toward an answer. Joined by co-panelists, Gov. Bill Haslam and Pastor Scott Sauls of Christ Presbyterian Church, moderated by the Emmy award-winning journalist, Samantha Fisher, Michael invites you to join an evening of quality conversation.

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6:30 PM18:30

Christians in Political Science Event

If you are interested in the relationship between Christianity and Politics, if you are curious about Michael's upcoming book, come and check out the Christians in Political Science gathering at the American Political Science Association conference. Michael will be delivering the Keynote Address.

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to Feb 21

Jubilee Conference 2016

Come join Michael as he discusses "How to Care about Politics and Not Hate Everyone." He will serve on a panel with Michael Gerson, Stephanie Summers and Katie Thompson. For more information check out: 

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7:00 PM19:00

A Strange Intersection - Thinkers & Makers Lecture Series

  • North Way Christian Community, Oakland (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Michael as he explores the nexus of faith, politics and humanity in a new lecture series, Thinkers & Makers. Michael stood at this nexus in his time in the White House and on the campaign trail, and as a consultant and writer, he continues to wrestle with this tension between faith and public life. Michael will speak to the current culture of cynicism in politics and the big issues in the coming 2016 election, while also giving Christians some tools to thoughtfully navigate these issues.

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About Thinkers & Makers (from the website):

"Thinkers & Makers is a lecture series designed to provoke thinking outside of our pre-existing mental frameworks. As Christians, we believe that we are to be unafraid and undaunted by the cultural, political, religious, and human issues that face our families, our churches, and our country. We believe that Christians should be at the forefront, leading the conversation and seeking to cultivate redemption and transformation in each of these four areas. 

Through Thinkers & Makers we are seeking to strategically engage business, health care, technology, education, political, human services, nonprofit, and religious leaders and communities throughout Pittsburgh at the intersection of faith and culture."

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10:00 AM10:00

The Summer Institute for Human Rights and Genocide Studies

  • 29 Hunt Avenue Hamburg, NY 14075 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Michael will lead a one-hour session at this year's Summer Institute in Hamburg, NY.

From the Summer Institute's website:

"Open to any incoming 9th Grader through exiting high school senior, the Summer Institute is a five day program designed for students who are interested in politics, history, or international relations. Providing its participants with the opportunity to hear  human rights experts, historians, and advocates, the goal of the program is to inspire its students to have a positive impact on their communities, nation, and world. Featuring hands-on activities, discussions, and field trips,participants will get the inspiration, know-how, and network that will propel them to doing great things both now and in the future."

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