Separating Church and State While Uniting Faith and Public Life: A Progressive Approach

Reverend Michael Kirby is Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at Northminster Presbyterian Church, Evanston. Born in Texas, he graduated from Baylor University Law School to practice as a commercial and appellate litigator in Houston for twelve years before receiving his Master of Divinity Degree from Columbia Theological Seminary, Georgia, in 2003.

He serves on all the corporate boards of the Presbytery of Chicago, on the Synod Permanent Judicial Commission and on the Board of Directors of Presbyterian Homes which operates Life Plan Communities in Evanston, Lake Forest and Arlington Heights. In Evanston, he serves as current co-program chair of the Evanston Interfaith Clergy and Religious Leaders Group.

Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: The Stevenson Center on Democracy
Address: 25200 N St. Mary's Rd, Mettawa (Libertyville), IL 60048
Cost: $15.00 (students free by registering by email)

Citizenship as Foundation of Rights

Richard Sobel explores the relationships between citizens and governments as a Senior Research Associate in the Program in Psychiatry and the Law at the Harvard Medical School, and a Senior Research Fellow and Policy Director at the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. Previously, he was a Fellow at the Berkman Center on the Internet and Society at Harvard Law School and a fellow at the Schorenstein Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government.

In teaching at Princeton University, Smith College, the University of Connecticut and Harvard University, his courses include public policy analysis, the social consequences of technology, social movements and public opinion in foreign policy.

He will sell and sign his book Citizenship as Foundation of Rights: Meaning for America which has received the 2017 George Orwell Award for Honesty and Clarity in Public Language.

Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: The Stevenson Center on Democracy
Address: 25200 N St. Mary's Rd, Mettawa (Libertyville), IL 60048
Cost: $15.00 (students free by registering by email)

 

Unless otherwise noted, these events will be held at:
The Stevenson Center on Democracy
25200 N St. Mary's Rd, Mettawa (Libertyville), IL   60048

The Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization. The ASCD operates the Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home as a licensee of the Lake County Forest Preserve District. The license does not imply the District's endorsement of specific ASCD positions or presenters.