We often hear that politics and religion should never be broached in polite conversation. We beg to differ, and instead believe that both politics and religion tell us much about our personal and corporate lives. How can church leaders use the inevitable political divisions within congregations as a vehicle through which they can strengthen and develop?
Watch the panel, the third in a three-part conversation on Thriving Congregations:
Our panelists were:
Dr. Richard Flory, Senior Director of Research and Evaluation at the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture
Russell M. Jeung, Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University
Rev. Najuma Smith-Pollard, Assistant Director of Community and Public Engagement at the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture
Andrew L. Whitehead, Program Manager for the USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement
The Reimagining Church Initiative is supported by a grant from The Lilly Endowment.