Society & Politics

Bringing Faith to Bear on the Public Issues of Our Time


Preston Manning with Mary Polak

In this evening lecture at Regent College, Marketplace Institute Senior Fellow Preston Manning discusses the nature of Christian engagement in the political realm. Throughout his political career, Manning has endeavoured to move beyond the application of faith as an intellectual exercise alone. In this lecture, Manning examines what a Christian faith perspective brings to issues such as rebooting the economy, conserving the environment, and the legal treatment of physician-assisted suicide. Drawing on his experience as a parliamentarian, Manning also proposes qualities and disciplines that a Christian in public life needs to cultivate in order to relate positively and effectively to his or her colleagues, foes, and constituents. Mary Polak, BC Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, delivered a response to Manning’s lecture and joined in the question and answer period.

Source: Marketplace Institute

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