With the religious right a dominant force in the Republican Party, why is there not an equivalent on the left? Ordained minister Peter Laarman and journalist Sarah Posner explore this disparity of energy and activism between those who worship the same god. Laarman is the former executive director of Progressive Christians Uniting and a former community organizer and communications specialist for unions. Posner is the senior editor at Religion Dispatches and author of God’s Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values. She blogs on religion at the Washington Post and The Guardian.
April 2 2014, 7:30pm
This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.
Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.
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