In this issue of A Public Witness, we look at the few protests at churches that actually occurred over the weekend. Then we recall more significant political protests in sanctuaries in the past before considering what all of this might portend for free speech in sacred
Missouri’s GOP-led House on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow guns in churches and on public transportation. The House voted 101-40 in favor of the measure, which now goes before the Republican-led Senate for approval.
In episode 37 of Dangerous Dogma, Mark Chancey, professor of religious studies at Southern Methodist University, talks about issues involved in teaching the Bible in public schools. He mentions his study of how Texas school districts taught the Bible.
In episode 31 of Dangerous Dogma, Daniel K. Williams, a professor of history at the University of West Georgia, talks about his new book The Politics of the Cross: A Christian Alternative to Partisanship. He also discusses issues of abortion, marriage, racism, and poverty.
In episode 24 of Dangerous Dogma, Jim Wallis, chair of faith and justice at Georgetown University, talks about issues of advocacy, faith, evangelicals, and Trumpism. He also discusses his time at Sojourners, his books, and his new role at Georgetown.
As world leaders prepare to gather next week in Scotland for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), this edition of A Public Witness mines what this international effort entails and why Christians spend time advocating in such meetings.
In episode 19 of 'Dangerous Dogma,' Adam Taylor, author of 'A More Perfect Union,' talks about his book and his hope for building the Beloved Community. He also discusses his advocacy efforts and his role as president of Sojourners.
In episode 18 of 'Dangerous Dogma,' Jen Butler, author of 'Who Stole My Bible?,' talks about her book and what it means to read the Bible a handbook for resisting tyranny. She also talks about her advocacy work as executive director of Faith in Public Life.