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Maximize—Don’t Marginalize, Week 3 – Freedoms for Religious Minorities: The Fully Clothed Public Square

April 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The dominant religious culture readily dominates minority religious traditions or those of no tradition at all. Those in the dominant religious culture must learn to heed the warning in the U.S. that those who live by the church state or state church sword may die by it, too, as soon as the fortunes are reversed. Moreover, beyond any fears of reprisals when any major shifts in regional or national religious demographics occur, Christians must also come to terms with how our Lord rules as a humble servant, not as a Christian nationalist. This session will emphasize the importance of Christians calling for a fully clothed public square that makes space for people of all other faith traditions. That way, we do not impose wearing only Christian dress, or cede to presumably naked, secular neutrality.

Presenter: John W. Morehead with Paul Louis Metzger moderating.

About John W. Morehead:  John W. Morehead is the Director of Multifaith Matters. He is the co-editor and contributing author for A Charitable Orthopathy: Christian Perspectives on Emotions in Multifaith Engagement, and Encountering New Religious Movements: A Holistic Evangelical Approach, and the editor of Beyond the Burning Times: A Pagan and Christian in Dialogue. John has also provided expertise to the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization issue group on “The Church and the New Spiritualities.” He has been involved for many years in multifaith relationships and conversations in the contexts of Islam, Mormonism, Paganism, Satanism and others. His ongoing research in interreligious conflict involves bringing social psychology and neuroscience into conversation with a theology of love of religious neighbors. Areas of interest include emotions and orthopathy, the psychology of trust building, and the cognitive science and biocultural study of religion.
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About the Maximize—Don’t Marginalize Conference Series
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Synopsis of the Conference Series:
We live in a day and age where it is so easy to depersonalize other humans. It is vitally important to maximize others’ personhood in view of their inherent dignity rather than minimize them. An all-encompassing Christian doctrine of creation will require that we treat the human as well as non-human creation as sacred rather than profane. New Wine’s upcoming conference “Maximize—Don’t Marginalize” will address various pressing issues along these lines: suicide prevention, end-of-life care, minority religious groups’ freedoms, the non-human creation’s welfare, racial sensitivity and policing, and LGBTQ+ youths’ wellbeing. Please join us for these live webinar sessions that will take place every Thursday evening from April 13th to May 18th. All sessions in this series:
  • April 13: Suicide Prevention: Beyond Shame to Shalom
  • April 20: End-of-Life Care: Wounded Healers
  • April 27: Freedoms for Religious Minorities: The Fully Clothed Public Square
  • May 4: Creation Care: Pro-Life, All Life
  • May 11: Race and Policing: Black and Blue Lives Matter
  • May 18: LGBTQ+ Youth: Fostering Care Close to Home
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