Politics: Imagine if...


Redemption Church Tempe

2150 E Southern Ave, Tempe, Arizona 85282




This event will explore how engagement in politics is an important part of our discipleship, not just in the policies we support, but also in our manner of discourse. We hope to stimulate conversations about how the Gospel helps us imagine different way of engaging in politics. Speakers include:

1) Sho Baraka, a co-founder of the And Campaign, will speak about how to engage in politics with a both/and paradigm rather than an either/or approach. 

Bio: Educated at Tuskegee University and the University of North Texas, Sho studied Television/Film, Anthropology, and Public Administration. He has become an artist, philosopher, and social-thought leader in contemporary culture. He has spent nine years traveling the world as a recording artist and public speaker. He has done numerous overseas activist work, ranging from race relations in South Africa to establishing musical cohorts in Indonesia. He is a founding member of nationally known Christian hip hop group 116 Clique. Sho Baraka is also the founder of Forth District and the And Campaign. 

2) Stephanie Summers, the CEO of the Center for Public Justice, will speak about “Our Common Vocation of Citizenship” and will provide tangible ways to serve our neighbors through good citizenship. 

Bio: Stephanie Summers is the CEO of the Center for Public Justice, an independent, non-partisan civic education and public policy organization based in Washington, D.C. CPJ works to equip citizens, develop leaders and shape policy through a variety of initiatives including its publications Capital Commentary and Shared Justice. She is a co-author with Michael J. Gerson and Katie Thompson of Unleashing Opportunity: Why Escaping Poverty Requires a Shared Vision of Justice (Falls City Press, 2015).