Westminster Theological Seminary to Tackle Religion, Politics With ‘Faith in the Public Square’ Event

(PHOTO: COURTESY OF PAUL LEE) Messengers at the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting worship together in between small group and corporate prayer time during the June 16 evening session dedicated to prayer at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
(PHOTO: COURTESY OF PAUL LEE)
Messengers at the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting worship together in between small group and corporate prayer time during the June 16 evening session dedicated to prayer at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Religion and politics are taboo topics for some Americans, but the upcoming Faith in the Public Square event hosted by Westminster Theological Seminary will tackle both one month before the presidential election.

Political viewpoints and theological backgrounds will run the gamut at Faith in the Public Square that will feature speakers discussing topics on religious liberty, sexual ethics, and the history of Christian political thought.

“I expect some of the conference participants will vote for Hillary Clinton, some will vote for Donald Trump, some will vote for a third-party candidate, and some will not vote at all because they choose to sit this election out,” said Westminster President Peter Lillback about the event that will be held in Glenside, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 6-7.

Lilliback identifies challenges to religious freedom in regards to the sanctity of life and the definition of marriage as all the more reason to spur the development of sound approaches to public theology.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Kevin Porter