Religion and World Politics: A Threat or a Promise?
Thursday, November 3, 2016
6:30 – 8:30 pm
J. Bryan Hehir is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also the Secretary for Health Care and Social Services in the Archdiocese of Boston. His research and writing focus on ethics and foreign policy and the role of religion in world politics and in American society. He served on the faculty of Georgetown University (1984 to 1992) and the Harvard Divinity School (1993 to 2001). His writings include: “The Moral Measurement of War: A Tradition of Continuity and Change; Military Intervention and National Sovereignty; Catholicism and Democracy;” and “Social Values and Public Policy: A Contribution from a Religious Tradition.”
Join us after the lecture for a reception and community conversation about the role of religion in today’s politics, facilitated by Father Hehir and the Rev. Stephen T. Ayres, Vicar of Old North Church.