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Washington University in St. Louis will host the second of three Presidential Debates on Sunday, October 9, 2016. As an attendant event, and with a close eye to the upcoming U.S. presidential election, the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University will convene on October 8 a group of exceptionally thoughtful, dynamic commentators to participate in The Danforth Dialogues. The Danforth Dialogues will explore the place of religion in our current politics and public life, along with its future possibilities. The Center on Religion and Politics, whose very mission includes the overarching goal of modeling respectful debate among divergent viewpoints, is eager to engage a variety of leaders in discussions that might identify new trajectories for religion and politics in American life.
The Danforth Dialogues will be held in Graham Chapel on the Danforth Campus of Washington University. This is a ticketed event that is free and open to all. The event will consist of a set of two conversations on the chapel stage, moderated by Krista Tippett, host of the Peabody Award-winning On Being radio show and podcast, and author of the recent New York Times bestselling Becoming Wise about nurturing moral imagination in individual and common life. President Obama awarded Tippett the National Humanities Medal at the White House in 2014 for "thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence."
The first conversation, themed "Religion and Conceptions of the Common Good," will feature Eboo Patel, Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core; and Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and former Poet Laureate of the United States. The second conversation, themed "Religion and National Politics," will feature David Brooks and E.J. Dionne, two of America's most prominent political commentators and influential authors. The event will culminate with a reception for attending guests and speakers.
The schedule for this event will be:
Please bring your confirmation email to receive your tickets for the event. Tickets will be available on Friday, October 7th, at Center offices in 118 Umrath Hall on campus, or on October 8th at the Tisch Commons (in the Danforth University Center) from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in conjunction with the book signing and from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in front of Graham Chapel.
Tickets will be required to attend the program and the reception immediately following.
Individual registrations are limited to 4 tickets per person.
All ticketed guests will be admitted to the reception immediately following the Danforth Dialogues.
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