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Michael Gerson - Cultivating Compassion in Civil Discourse

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Second Baptist Church, Memphis

4680 Walnut Grove Road

Memphis, TN 38117

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Second Baptist Church is hosting a community forum that focuses on cultivating compassion in civil discourse during a time of deep division. Drawing together community leaders and people of faith from across our area, we recognize that the Church can be a place that provides people of diverse perspectives and ideological positions a place to practice sharing life together that promotes the common good.

For this special night, we welcome Michael Gerson as our featured guest. Mr. Gerson is a nationally syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in the Washington Post and in more than 100 other newspapers. He is the author of Heroic Conservatism (HarperOne, 2007) and coauthor of City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era (Moody, 2010). He appears regularly on the PBS NewsHour, Face the Nation and other programs. Gerson serves as a Fellow at ONE, a bipartisan advocacy organization dedicated to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable diseases. Until 2006, Gerson was a top aide to President George W. Bush as Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning, where he was a key administration advocate for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the fight against global sex trafficking and funding for women’s justice and empowerment issues. Prior to that appointment, he served in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President, Director of Presidential Speechwriting, Assistant to the President for Speechwriting and Policy Advisor.

Complementary tickets are available to the community on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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