Think & Drink is a happy-hour series that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. The series, which invites the public to think and talk together, reflects Oregon Humanities' emphasis on infusing important public conversations with critical thinking and fresh ideas. All Think & Drink events are free and open to the public.
Think & Drink on Religion and Civic Life
For the fall 2010 Think & Drink, Kevin Palau (above left), president of the Luis Palau Association, and Willamette University scholar David Gutterman (above right) will talk about rethinking the role of religion in civic life on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at 6:00 at rontoms, 600 E. Burnside, Portland. This event is free and open to the public; 21 and over, no cover charge. This event is cosponsored by Portland State University’s Religious Studies Program.
Kevin Palau is president of the Luis Palau Association, a Portland-based Christian nonprofit focused on bringing church, civic, and corporate sectors together for public service projects. In addition to its mentorship program, radio and television outreach, and international festivals, the Luis Palau Association launched its Season of Service initiative in 2008 in Portland in partnership with the City of Portland, which brings together thousands of volunteers to help people in need.
David S. Gutterman is associate professor of politics at Willamette University and a board member of Oregon Humanities. Gutterman has published work on the conversion narrative of George W. Bush, belief in American life, and gender and politics. Cornell University Press published his first book, Prophetic Politics: Christian Social Movements and American Democracy, in July 2005. He is currently working on a new book entitled Narrating America: Political Discourse in the Bush Years.
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