Water Cooler Wednesdays
with the Institute for Community Engagement
at Wesley Downtown
Gather around our community water cooler at Wesley Downtown on the third Wednesday of the month for an engaging lunchtime conversation series. This year’s theme will focus on faith, politics and the public square.
All events take place at Wesley Downtown | 900 Massachusetts Avenue NW |
Washington, DC 20001
Light lunch provided. Open to the public.
RSVP today at www.surveymonkey.com/r/WaterCoolerWednesdays
Jesus in the Ballot Box: How Faith Values Did (or Didn’t) Influence the 2016 Election
November 16, 2016, 12:15pm-1:30pm
About our Speaker
Michael Wear, founder of Public Square Strategies LLC
Michael Wear is the founder of Public Square Strategies LLC, and a leading expert and strategist at the intersection of faith, politics and American public life. As one of President Obama's "ambassadors to America's believers" (Buzzfeed), Michael directed faith outreach for President Obama’s historic 2012 re-election campaign. Michael was also one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history: he served in the White House faith-based initiative during President Obama’s first term, where he led evangelical outreach and helped manage The White House’s engagement on religious and values issues, including adoption and anti-human trafficking efforts.
Today, Public Square Strategies LLC is a sought-after firm that helps religious organizations, political organizations, businesses and others effectively navigate the rapidly changing American religious and political landscape.
Michael is the author of the forthcoming book Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America.
Religious Faith and American Values in a Season of Fear
October 19, 2016
Lisa Sharon Harper, Chief Church Engagement Officer, Sojourners
Countdown to the Election
September 21, 2016
Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO, Faith in Public Life
Programming provided by the Center for Public Theology,
a program of Wesley Theological Seminary’s Institute for Community