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Protestantism in America: Historic Roots and Current Relevance

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Thursday May 28, 2009

Social relevance is at the heart of another Nyack College DC-sponsored event. On Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 2, the college will join forces with the Center for Global Education, the Institute for Religious Studies, the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences, Baylor University and the Institute for Global Engagement to explore, "Prostestantism in America: Historic Roots and Current Relevance."
The two-day agenda is as follows:

10:30am – 10:40am: Opening Remarks, Dr. Chris Seiple, Institute for Global Engagement

10:40am – 12:00pm: Protestantism and American Society

Dr. R. Bruce Douglass, Georgetown University and the Reformed Institute, “Protestantism and the Historical Development of American Culture”

Dr. James W. Skillen, Center for Public Justice, “Protestantism and Social Capital in America”

12:00pm – 12:30pm: Meet and Greet Speakers and International Delegates

12:30pm – 1:45pm: Complimentary Lunch (on site)

2:00pm – 3:30pm:  Protestantism and American Higher Education

Dr. Steven Garber, The Washington Institute: “Protestant Approaches to Integration of Faith, Learning, and Vocation”

Dr. Richard L. Gathro, Nyack College D.C.: “Protestantism and the Institutions of Higher Education”

Professor Michael Morrison, Baylor University Center for International Education: “Protestantism and Research Universities: The Baylor Experience”


10:00 am – 11:00 am: Protestantism and American Politics/Law

Dr. Mark J. Rozell, George Mason University: “Religion and the American Presidency”

Dr. Robert P. Jones, Public Religion Research LLC: “Protestantism, Public Opinion, and Politics”

11:00am – 11:30am: The American Protestant Experience in Comparative Perspective

Dr. Duong Nguyen, Institute for Religious Studies, Vietnamese Academy for Social Sciences:“Christianity and the Development of Vietnamese Culture

The Nyack DC campus is located at the Hall of the States Building, 444 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC. RSVP to
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