“Religion and the State” A Red Bench Conversation
“Religious institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil rights.” – Thomas Jefferson
Thursday, September 27th, we will begin the fourth season of The Red Bench: Interfaith Conversations that Matter, with a dialogue about “Religion and the State: Drawing the Line.” In this dialogue we will explore the often controversial intersections of private beliefs and the public square. As the political season heats up, this topic is certain to be a challenging one. As always, we invite you to bring your life experiences and deepest beliefs to what should prove to be an inspiring, and we hope, thought-provoking conversation. Please reach out to others in your faith community or within your circle of friends and invite them to participate in this program!
Please note that this conversation will take place on a Thursday - not our usual Tuesday evening – due to a conflict with our venue. Also, starting with this conversation, the starting time for the Red Bench program will now be 6:30 PM.
Date: Thursday, September 27th
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: First Methodist Church Family Life Center, 1300 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701
Details: Free, everyone is welcome. Light Vegetarian Meal provided. The parking garage is no longer available for use, please park in the church’s lot on the southeast corner or along the street.
Please RSVP on Meetup.com if you’re attending.
Also, Would learning about another faith help to strengthen your own?
Please join Co-Chairs, Janis Claflin and Amanda Quraishi, in sharing A Night Under One Sky. Celebrate the common ground we can all walk together in search of peace and respect in this world, and hear special guest Rev. Dr. Wes Magruder‘s reflections on his experience learning about another faith and how it strengthened his own.
For more information contact Simone Talma Flowers at (512) 386-9145 x302 or at firstname.lastname@example.org