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Voting justice, voting hope: Progressive faith taking action in 2008

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The Plymouth Center for Progressive Christian Faith opens online registration for Voting Justice, Voting Hope: Progressive Faith Taking Action in 2008. This national gathering about faith and politics will occur on April 11, 12, and 13, 2008 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Plymouth Center for Progressive Christian Faith opens online registration for Voting Justice, Voting Hope: Progressive Faith Taking Action in 2008. This national gathering about faith and politics will occur on April 11, 12, and 13, 2008 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Keynote speakers (from top): Ray Suarez, Rabbi Michael Lerner, and Jim Wallis.

Voting Justice, Voting Hope will bring together activists, educators, lay people and clergy of religious communities from around the country who want to connect their progressive faith to action at the polls. The event will not focus on specific candidates but on the issues that shape a vote and how compassion and justice play out at the polls. The event is sponsored by the newly founded Plymouth Center for Progressive Christian Faith.

The conference keynote speakers are Jim Wallis, author of God's Politics: Why the Right is Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It, a public theologian, Christian leader, and a tireless advocate of the poor, Rabbi Michael Lerner, chair of the Network of Spiritual Progressives and author of The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right and Ray Suarez, host of National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation and senior correspondent to The News Hour with Jim Lehrer on PBS. Suarez's book, The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America examines the powerful collision of religion and politics in America and reveals how certain "hot button" issues create a chasm between religious people.

Early bird registration until March 1 is $195. To register and learn more, visit www.plymouthcenter.org or call (612) 871-7400.
 

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