Graduate Theological Union

Hubert Locke - Girding for Battle: Faith, Politics and the November Elections

Dates: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 7:00pm

Tuesday Night Talks at Pacific School of Religion

1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

Reception 7 PM, Lecture 7:30 PM

Free and open to the public

Liberal, progressive Christianity has an unusually high stake in the forthcoming national elections, not only because of the panoply of social issues that the Religious Right will insist on making as determinants of the election outcomes but also because the Right will do its best to make the election a litmus test of patriotism and national loyalty. These and other key considerations that will affect the November political experience will be examined and explores in this Tuesday evening presentation.

Hubert LockeHubert Locke has focused his career on examining justice in society and has a long and distinguished record of community service. He has served on the boards of many prominent organizations, including the Bulitt Foundation, Common Cause, the Institute of European Studies, Group Health Foundation, the University of Washington Edward Carlson Leadership and Public Service Office, and Lakeside School.  Locke is vice chair of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Education Committee.  He is the author or editor of several books and has written numerous chapters in publications dealing with race, criminal justice, religion, and public policy.  He has taught at Wayne State University, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and the University of Washington, where he also served as dean of the Graduate School of Public Affairs and as vice provost for academic affairs.  Locke served as trustee for the Pacific School of Religion and in 2012 was the acting president of the school. During Summer Session, he is teaching Speaking Truth to Power: The Minister as Public Theologian.