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Equipping Christians to Engage our Cultural Moment
Q Commons

Q Commons equips Christians to engage our cultural moment. Join us Thursday, October 13, 2016, from 7pm – 9pm, as we gather at YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago to learn and consider how to advance good in Chicago.
This two-hour live event will educate Christians on how they can bring hope and leadership to their communities in a critical moment for America.
TOPICS INCLUDE:
How Should Christians Think About Voting?
Kirsten Powers and Ross Douthat

The most contentious presidential election in recent history is upon us, and Christians are more divided than ever. How—if at all—should faith inform our political involvement? Is there a mandate that all Christians vote? How can we disagree well with those we love most? Featuring authors and commentators who share the Christian faith but operate from opposite sides of the political spectrum, this pointed conversation will provide insights to help us process our responsibility in American politics.

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Kirsten Powers is a weekly columnist for USA Today and a contributor to CNN, where she appears regularly on Anderson Cooper 360. Her writing focuses on politics, faith and human rights. Kirsten recently authored The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech (Regenery Publishing, 2015) Prior to her career in journalism, Powers served in the Clinton Administration from 1993-1998 and worked in New York state and city Democratic politics. She was Vice President for International Communications at America Online, Inc. from 1998-2002. Her writing has been published in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Dallas Morning News, the New York Observer, Salon.com, the Daily Beast, the New York Post, Elle magazine and American Prospect online.
Responding In Our Divided Moment
Ravi Zacharias

We are living in a critical moment of human history. In communities where our differences are being amplified and certain people groups are marginalized, divisiveness threatens to win the day. As new social norms emerge and geo-political change alters America’s status quo, Christians must consider what hope they have to offer.

The toxic combination of declining virtue alongside unfiltered opinions creates an environment that causes even the most hope-filled person to shudder. But we believe an opportunity like no other exists for our faith to offer a better way forward.

Dr. Ravi Zacharias, Christian apologist and best-selling author, will encourage people of faith to take three bold and necessary steps to lead and respond in our divided times.

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Ravi Zacharias is Founder and President of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), which celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2014. Dr. Zacharias has spoken all over the world for 43 years in scores of universities, notably Harvard, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, and Cambridge. He has addressed writers of the peace accord in South Africa and military officers at the Lenin Military Academy and the Center for Geopolitical Strategy in Moscow. At the invitation of the President of Nigeria, he addressed delegates at the First Annual Prayer Breakfast for African Leaders held in Mozambique. Mr. Zacharias has authored or edited well over twenty books including the Gold Medallion winner Can Man Live Without God (Word, 1994). Several of his books have been translated into Russian, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Spanish, and other languages. Ravi has appeared on CNN, Fox, and other international broadcasts. His weekly radio program, “Let My People Think,” airs on 2152 outlets worldwide, his weekday program, “Just Thinking,” on 721, and his one-minute “Just a Thought,” on 488. Dr. Zacharias and his wife, Margie, have three grown children. They reside in Atlanta.
Immigration : Up Close and Personal
Panel

Hear the joys and trials of first generation immigrants in Chicagoland. They’ll share their stories about working without the legal rights of citizens. Pressures they’ve had related to assimilation and racial tension. And discover how their faith has played in this immigration story.

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