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How do religious leaders impact political discourse and opinions?


Religion & Politics
Discussion Panel

Monday, April 10, 2017

7:00 p.m., Sewall Hall 301

How do religious leaders impact political discourse and opinions?

How separated are church and state?

Listen and engage with a panel featuring prominent members of Houston’s political and religious community. The goal of this event is to promote religious pluralism and consider the impact religion has on government. Hosted by the Sociology of Religion class and moderated by Dr. Craig Considine, Department of Sociology.

Panel members:

  • Annise Parker, Former Mayor of Houston
  • Congressman Gene Green, Representative to Texas District 29
  • Rev. Joshua Mitchell, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church
  • Rev. Troy Treash, Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church
  • Rev. Sammie Dow, Director of Ministries at The Luke Church Former NAACP National Youth Director
  • Dr. Craig Considine, Department of Sociology, Rice University

Food and refreshments

Sponsored by The Boniuk Council; Religion and Public Life Program; Student Activities - President's Programming Fund