Thursday, May 4, 6:30 p.m.
THE MIGHTY & THE ALMIGHTY: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs
First Parish Church, on the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St.
Tickets are $3 and can be purchased at the store or ordered over the phone with a credit card at 617.661.1515.
In The Mighty and the Almighty, Madeleine Albright offers a thoughtful and often surprising look at the role of religion in shaping America?s approach to the world. Drawing upon her experiences while in office and her own deepest beliefs about morality, the United States, and the present state of world affairs, a woman noted for plain speaking offers her thoughts about the most controversial topics of our time. Albright examines the profound impact of religion on America?s view of itself, the effect on U.S. policy of the rise of the Christian right, the Bush administration?s successes and failures in responding to 9/11, the challenges posed by the war in Iraq, and the importance of understanding Islam. She also argues that, to be effective, U.S. policy-makers must understand the power and place of religion in motivating others and in coloring how American actions are perceived. Defying the conventional wisdom, she suggests not only that religion and politics are inseparable, but that their partnership, when properly harnessed, can be a force for justice and peace.
Official Website: http://www.harvard.com/events/press_release.php?id=1649
Added by Clampants on April 26, 2006