In a recent Reuter’s poll, 53 percent of registered voters said that jobs and the economy were the most important election issue.
It’s also clear from the headlines this election season, that a groundswell of Americans don't want an economy that's just business as usual. That we aspire to have an economy that is fair, transparent, and accountable to all.
At Auburn, we’re asking how our shared values and moral commitments can inform our vision and pursuit of a just economy.
On Thursday, May 17, 2012, Auburn hosted scholar, author and grassroots activist, Dr. Jeffrey Stout for the spring Jack and Lewis Rudin Lecture, “How Do We Create a Just Economy?”
The Jack and Lewis Rudin Lecture Series
presented by Auburn Seminary
How Do We Create a Just Economy?
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Grand Hall at New York University Kimmel Center
238 Thompson Street
New York, New York
The greatest political debates of our time – whether immigration, taxes, or women’s health care – are won by whoever can define the moral terms of that debate. Jeffrey Stout, Professor of Religion at Princeton University, helped us explore how, in a season of global instability and financial unrest, individuals of religious and moral commitments can stand for an economy that works for all of us.
Dr. Stout was joined by Rev. Michael Ellick, Pastor at Judson Memorial Church and leader in the Occupy Faith Movement and Groundswell Director Valarie Kaur for an engaging conversation after his keynote.
Dr. Jeffrey Stout, Author, activist and professor of Religion at Princeton University
Valarie Kaur, Director of Groundswell and award-winning filmmaker
Rev. Michael Ellick, Pastor at Judson Memorial Church and Occupy Faith leader
About Jeffrey Stout
Jeffrey Stout is professor of Religion at Princeton University. Stout is the author of several acclaimed books on the intersection of politics and public engagement including, The Flight from Authority, Ethics after Babel, and Democracy and Tradition. His most recent book, Blessed Are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America has been described as ‘The most important book on organizing and grassroots democracy in a generation’ and ‘a passionate and hopeful account of how our endangered democratic principles can be put into action’ A longtime scholar/activist, Stout was involved in the civil rights and anti-war movements in his teens and twenties.
The Lectures are underwritten by the May and Samuel L. Rudin Family Foundation.
Groundswell is an initiative of Auburn Seminary.