AU PACT welcomes Sojourners Lisa Sharon Harper

Tue, 2014-02-25 08:06 -- univcomm
February 25, 2014

Peace and Conflict Transformation (PACT) at Anderson University welcomes Lisa Sharon Harper to campus on Thursday, Feb. 27. Harper is an author, activist, educator, and senior director of mobilizing for Sojourners.

A prolific speaker, writer and activists, Harper is the author of Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican…or Democrat (The New Press, 2008) and Left, Right and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics (Russell Media, 2011). Her writing has been featured in God’s Politics blog, Huffington Post, Patheos, Relevant and Q Ideas blog among others. Her faith-rooted approach to advocacy and organizing activates the faithful across the nation through her speaking and training. Harper was listed #5 among 13 Women to Watch in 2012 by The Center for American Progress.

"It is vital to keep talking about issues that can be divisive and provocative and often make us feel uncomfortable--issues like race, poverty, government and money," said Stuart Erny, PACT co-director and Campus Ministries Director. "We desperately need spaces where we can engage in thoughtful, humble and teachable ways with these realities that have some much to do with the living out of our Christian faith."

A schedule of events on February 27 include:

  • 11 – 11:50 a.m.
    “Peace, Race and Poverty” Chapel (Reardon Auditorium)
  • 12 – 1:30 p.m.
    Brown bag Lunch Discussion (Kane Dining Room)
  • 2 – 4 p.m.
    Faith in Action Training (Decker 133)
  • 5:30 – 6:20 p.m.
    “The Budget and Your Neighbor” Chapel (Reardon Auditorium)

Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.