Why You Should Join Me in D.C. Next Month
CCPL's Inaugural Summit: For the Good of the Public
I have wanted to participate in something like this for almost a decade, and in just a couple of weeks, we can all be there together.
First, some context. The public sees Christian political gatherings that are meant to be displays of power. The public sees activists discuss their strategies for getting what they want out of our politics, and the public sees politicians come to these kinds of gatherings to sell red meat and express their loyalty with the hope to a constituency with the hope that it will be reciprocated. Over the coming months, with a presidential election ahead, these kinds of gatherings will be ubiquitous. The public sees them and knows that while the gatherings are about them, the people gathering are not necessarily for them.
The Center for Christianity and Public Life is premised on the idea that Christian resources are for the public’s good. We believe Christians are called to the public not to impose their will, but to offer the resources that they have in a spirit of loving service.
And so on November 6-7, we will gather to do just that. We’re setting a big table for the beginning of a new conversation.
I want you to be there for the start of something special.
Over the course of two days, we’ll hear from over 35+ speakers, including elected officials, prominent academics, internationally-recognized nonprofit leaders, local and national religious leaders and others. On the evening of Monday, November 6, we will honor the first two recipients of CCPL’s Civic Renewal Award, Sr. Norma Pimentel and Pastor Tim Keller. As we just announced today, that evening will also include a musical performance by Jon and Valerie Guerra, and spoken poetry from Jazer Willis.
There’s much more. Summit attendees will receive a beautiful journal of essays from CCPL’s Public Life Fellows. There will be time for building relationships and learning from other attendees during planned receptions and free time over our two days together. I can tell you that the attendees of the summit are just as impressive as our speakers.
You can join us by buying your ticket here. For Substack readers, please use the code WEARWEARE to get 20% off of your ticket.
I’ll look forward to saying hello to you in-person in less than two weeks.