Political Civility in Uncivil Times

Political Civility in Uncivil Times


Election 2016 is shaping up to be one of the nastiest in recent memory. Insults are flying, distortions are rampant, and the tone is harsh. Voters are frustrated and angry, and both presidential candidates have record-high disapproval ratings. Is political civility possible in such a context?   Tuesday evening, October 4th, author and speaker, Dr. Amy E. Black of Wheaton College (IL) will discuss some of the roots of the current election turmoil in her upcoming Conversation, Political Civility in Uncivil Times, at The Trust Performing Arts Center.

Professor of Political Science at Wheaton College (IL), Dr. Black is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College and M.I.T, her research interests include religion and politics and Congress. She is the author or editor of several books including Five Views on the Church and Politics (Zondervan, 2015), Honoring God in Red or Blue (Moody, 2012), Religion and American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives (Pearson Longman, 2011). Her articles, reviews, and commentary have appeared in publications such as Christianity Today, Books & Culture, and the Christian Science Monitor.

Join us for a Conversation with Dr. Black as she offers thoughts for seeking more civil and constructive political dialogue on October 4th at 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $10, $5 for Students with ID.  Group, senior, and veteran discounts are available.  For tickets and more information, visit www.lancastertrust.com or call (717) 208-7835.

About The Trust Performing Arts Center

The Trust Performing Arts Center exists to honor God by encouraging excellence in the work of student and professional artists and by enriching our community through inspiring, challenging, and redemptive experiences. The center was established in 2013 in the architecturally stunning, historic downtown building that was originally home to the Lancaster Trust Company. The Trust Performing Arts Center is as a subsidiary of Lancaster Bible College.

Contact:              Jessica Pavelko, Director of Public Relations and Marketing

                (717) 208-7835, jpavelko@lancastertrust.com