Monday, September 26, 2005
'Via media': Episcopalians challenge the Christian right.
Here's something exciting: Values, Vision and the Via Media, a conference at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., October 13 through 15. Focused on bringing moderate and progressive Christian voices back into the public square, the conference is rooted in the Episcopal tradition, but Christians from a variety of traditions will find a lot of value in the three days of programs. I think I just might go myself.
I'm most interested in the Thursday afternoon pre-conference sessions — especially "The Reception of Progressive Values in the Media" with E.J. Dionne, Kevin Eckstrom, Amy Sullivan, Steven Waldman, and several other journalists whose work I don't know as well. Other big names at the conference include Jim Wallis, former Sen. John Danforth, Jonathan Schell, Harvard professor and John Kenneth Galbraith biographer Richard Parker, and Massachusetts legislator Byron Rushing. (I love the thought of attending a wine and cheese reception with these folks.)
Thanks to Jo Guldi, a blogger who's on the program, for drawing my attention to the conference. She adds:
Bloggers, famous or not, are encouraged to come, meet each other, speak out at the discussions of strategies for long-term change, and document the conference real-time.
Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 26 September 2005 at 10:10 PM