You are invited to a program presented by David Craig, Thomas H. Lake Scholar in Religion and Philanthropy.
"God and the Welfare State: A Progressive Case Against Church-State Separation"
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
(basement of IUPUI University Library)
755 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
Free and open to the public
Welfare reform since the mid-1990s has encouraged more cooperation between government programs and faith-based organizations. President George W. Bush’s faith-based initiative drew strong resistance from both the left and the right for different mistaken reasons. Daly argues that both sides are trapped within a liberal worldview that is socially unsustainable, and the faith-based initiative’s social-pluralist legal philosophy, with deep roots in Catholic and Reformed social teaching, is the corrective we need in the United States.
Speaker: LEW DALY
Lew Daly is a Senior Fellow and Project Director at Demos, a national public-policy research organization based in New York City. He leads Demos’s Beyond GDP project, a multi-year campaign to establish alternative measurement frameworks for well-being and sustainability in federal and state-level governance. In addition to his program work, Lew writes extensively on religion, law, and social policy. He is the author of God’s Economy: Faith-Based Initiatives and the Caring State (University of Chicago Press, 2009) and God and the Welfare State (MIT, 2006). His articles and essays have appeared in many publications, including Newsweek, Democracy, Policy Review, Commonweal, Boston Review, Dissent, and Tikkun, and his ideas have been discussed in leading publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Weekly Standard, The Christian Century, Commonweal, and National Catholic Reporter.
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For questions about this event, please contact: David Craig, Thomas H. Lake Scholar in Religion and Philanthropy: firstname.lastname@example.org; 317-274-3689.