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The Brookings Institution: Faith In Equality: Economic Justice and the Future of Religious Progressives

On April 24, the religion, policy and politics project at Brookings will host a forum to release a major new report, “Faith In Equality: Economic Justice and the Future of Religious Progressives.”  The report discusses particular challenges facing the religious movement for social justice, including the decline of congregations and unions and the challenge of coalition-building. It also highlights particular opportunities, and argues that the engagement of the African-American Church with the civil rights struggle provides a model for new engagements in our time around issues of social and economic justice.  Brookings Senior Fellow, E.J. Dionne, will present the report. Gary Dorrien, Union Theological Seminary, will offer an historic perspective.  A second panel will focus on the current landscape and provide a look forward.  Sr. Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK and author of A Nun on the Bus, will provide closing remarks. The discussion will be moderated by Brookings Senior Fellow and report co-author, William Galston. 


  • Panel II: The Current Landscape and a Look Ahead



      William A. Galston

      Senior Fellow, Governance Studies

      The Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies


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    • Jennifer Butler


      Faith in Public Life

    • Rev. Gabriel Salgeuro


      National Latino Evangelical Coalition

    • Dorian T. Warren

      Associate Professor

      Political Science & School of International & Public Affairs Columbia University

    • Michael Wear


      Former White House and campaign aide to President Obama