TCAN: "Building Bridges—National and Global Politics and Religious Tensions"

gregory-sterling-croppedGregory E. Sterling, The Reverend Henry L. Slack Dean and the Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament, Yale Divinity School. Reception precedes the presentation. $10. RSVP by May 17.

The globalization of our world has raised the profile of religion as a factor in international relations. The last two US presidents have established three different offices in the State Department and White House that deal with religion globally and nationally. Within the US the recent presidential campaign set religion in high relief both as a rallying factor and as a factor in determining who enters the US. Dean Sterling will address the role of religion as a source of conflict and as a source of peace. He will discuss how religion can serve as a means to build bridges rather than walls and will share how Yale Divinity School is preparing future leaders for this new reality as an example of how communities of all types can flourish together.

Dean Gregory Sterling of the Yale Divinity School will be coming to the Twin Cities on May 23, 2017.  He will come for an evening event that will be hosted by the Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest (YAANW) with cosponsors including  Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul and Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning. Dean Sterling is highly regarded and is very involved in interfaith discussions domestically and around the world as well as issues as broad as faith and sustainability. YAANW invites the larger community.

5:30 Reception (light hors d’oeuvres)

6:30 Presentation

Hosted by the Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Purchasing tickets at this site with PayPal will reserve your place. Or contact Rudy Hokanson at or 651.249.8283 and you may then pay at the door with your reservation.

When and Where?


Tuesday, 05/23/17 at 5:30pm | iCal


Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
700 Snelling Ave. S.
Saint Paul, MN

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