Uneasy Allies II: Evangelical-Jewish Relations in Politics, Policy, and Theology

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
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November 19, 2007, Philadelphia, PA

What are the religious underpinnings which animate the political behavior of Evangelicals and Jews? Where are the areas of agreement? What are the differences?

With the goal of highlighting possible areas of cooperation in the public policy arena, thus fostering stronger ties between Evangelicals and Jews, Uneasy Allies II: Evangelical-Jewish Relations in Politics, Policy, and Theology, will take place on November 28-29 in Philadelphia. The program continues the exploration of the evolving relationship between Evangelicals and Jews begun at the critically acclaimed Uneasy Allies I conference in 2005.

Uneasy Allies II is sponsored by the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, Temple University; the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies, The Jewish Theological Seminary; and the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University. The conference will take place at the Temple University Center City Campus, 1515 Market Street, Suite 215, Philadelphia.

The keynote address, entitled “After the Fundamentalism: Ours and Theirs” will be delivered at the Murray Friedman Memorial Lecture by Dr. Martin Marty, Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago.

Among the expert panelists scheduled to participate are: Marshall Breger, professor, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America; Steven M. Cohen, research professor of Jewish Social Policy, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion; Zev Chafets, noted author and journalist; Michael Cromartie, vice president, Ethics and Public Policy Center; John Green, director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, University of Akron; Peter Lillback, president, Westminster Theological Seminary; and Stanley Carlson-Thies, director of Social Policy Studies, Center for Public Justice.

Reservations are required. Further information is available by contacting vreiben@temple.edu or at www.temple.edu/feinsteinctr

Editors/Reporters: Limited seats will be available for the media. Further information is available by contacting Sherry S. Kirschenbaum in the Department of Communications at (212) 678-8953.

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