The Common Good

Finding Common Ground for the Common Good

April 9, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: Jim Wallis with Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin, Rev. Dr. C. Anthony Hunt, and Dr. Lyle Weiss

New York Times bestselling author Jim Wallis thinks our life together can be better. In his latest book, On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned About Serving the Common Good  (Brazos Press, 2013), Jim shows us how to reclaim Jesus’ ancient and compelling vision of the common good—a vision that impacts and inspires not only our politics but also our personal lives, families, churches, neighborhoods, and world. He thinks it’s time to ask what it means to be on God’s side, rather than claim God to be on ours.

On Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m., Jim Wallis will share his vision for the common good at an event hosted by World Relief & the Ecumenical Institute of Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary & University. Following Jim’s presentation, a panel of respondents will give their reaction to Jim’s talk and share their unique perspectives on the common good. Respondents include:

  • Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin has been visiting lecturer in theology at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. She is an author, advocate, and community activist. She currently chairs the Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake and directs the Baltimore Orchard Project.
  • Rev. Dr. C. Anthony Hunt teaches practical, moral, and systematic theology at the Ecumenical Institute. He is senior pastor of Epworth United Methodist Church and a former district superintendent in Baltimore.
  • Dr. Lyle Weiss teaches systematic and moral theology at the Ecumenical Institute. He is an assistant professor of religious studies at Notre Dame of Maryland University.

After the program, speakers will take audience questions. Books--sold by Hearts & Minds Books--will be available for purchase and signing before (7 p.m.) and after the event.

This event is free and open to the public, but a RSVP is appreciated. Please RSVP to Patty Rath: or (410) 864-4203.