Lisa Sharon Harper

We live in challenging times, to say the least.  How we, as a society choose to respond to those challenges depends, in large part, on the collective soul of the nation.

This week on BROADSIDED, we are joined by Lisa Sharon Harper, from Sojourners, a Christian organization dedicated to creating and articulating a biblically grounded vision for engagement in public policy, specifically targeting social justice, life and peace and environmental stewardship.  From the Sojourner website:  Sojourners Director of Mobilizing, Lisa was the founding executive director of New York Faith & Justice , an organization at the hub of a new ecumenical movement to end poverty in New York City. Her writing has been featured in The National Civic Review, God’s Politics blog , The Huffington Post, Urban Faith, Prism, and Slant33 where she has written extensively on tax reform, comprehensive immigration reform, health care reform, poverty, racial justice, and transformational civic engagement.

Lisa ’s faith-rooted approach to advocacy and organizing has activated people of faith across the U.S. and around the world to address structural and political injustice as an outward demonstration of their personal faith.

Having earned her masters degree in Human Rights from Columbia University in New York City, Lisa’s book, Left, Right & Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics, was co-written with D.C. Innes (an evangelical Republican who is also a tea-partier). Harper and Innes explore their philosophies of government and business as well as six major issues the next generations of evangelicals must wrestle with to be faithful witnesses in the public square.

We will address specific public policy issues with Ms. Harper as she relates how those topics translate from scripture to how we address the most pressing problems in American society today.

Thursday, December 15th, 2011, 11 am-12 pm EST (8-9 am PST)

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