Jesus and Politics Conference


Jesus and Politics: Christians, Liberty, and Justice Today

Thursday, October 17, 2019 
6:30 – Introduction & Welcome
6:45 – Opening Plenary Keynote Address
7:45 – 9:15  1st Breakout Sessions

Friday, October 18, 2019 
9:00 – Welcome and Announcements
9:15 – 10:00 – Plenary 2
10:00 – 10:45 – Plenary 3
11:00 – 12:30 – 2nd Breakout
12:30 – 2:00 – Lunch Break
2:00 – 2:45 - Plenary
3:00 – 4:30  3rd Breakout
4:45 – 5:30 Plenary 5
5:30 to 7:00 – Supper Break
7:30 to 9 - Plenary 6

Sabbath, October 19 
10:30 to 10:50 – Sabbath School Presentation
Misc. – Church Service (Speakers at Local Churches: PMC, New Life, One Place, Village)
1:00 to 3:00 Lunch Break
3:00 to 4:30 – 4th Breakout
4:45 – 6:00 – Plenary 7
6:00  – 7:15 – Supper Break
7:30 – 9:30 Concert Celebration of Faith and Freedom – Evening of music, readings, and poetry celebrating civil and religious liberty, featuring the AU Wind Symphony. Will include an award ceremony for student winners of Liberty Art and Essay contest.



Breakout tracks will be available in the following topics:

  1. Jesus and the MeToo Movement
  2. Jesus Among the Ethicists & Political Scientists
  3. Jesus Among the Social Justice & Life Activists 
  4. Jesus and the Immigrant
  5. Jesus Among the Religious Liberty Advocates
  6. Jesus Among the Denominations – church/state and activism views of Reformed, Lutheran, Adventist, Catholic, Baptist, Mennonites.
  7. Jesus Among the Constitutional Lawyers


Some of our featured speakers include:

Jim Wallis
Founder, President, Editor-in-Chief of Sojourners 
Ronald Slider
Professor at Palmer Theological Seminary
and Author of "The Scandal of Evangelical Politics
Calvin Rock 
an Emeritus SDA Church Leader
and Author of “Protest and Progress”
David Trim
Director of the Office of Archives, Statistic and 
Research, General Conference
James Standish
Former Executive Director of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom
Ganoune Diop 
Director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Department, General Conference
Melissa Reid 
Associate Director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Department, North American Division
Timothy Golden
Professor of Political Science at Walla Walla University
Claudia Allen
Ph.D. Student at the University of Maryland
and Content Manager for Message Magazine
 
Michael Nixon
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at Andrews University
Nicholas Miller
Professor at Andrews University and Author of “Religious Roots of the First Amendment.”