Thursday, July 18 -- 6:30-8:30 pm
La Madeleine French Cafe
7607 Old Georgetown Road, uptown Bethesda
The Rev. Jennifer Butler
Co-Founder & CEO, Faith in Public Life
Rev. Jennifer (Jen) Butler -- a recent Worship guest and with her family a new resident in our area -- will share with us the mission and ministry of Faith in Public Life. She will then lead us in a discussion of how and how much our discipleship is impacted by the social concerns around us.
Under Rev. Butler’s leadership, Faith in Public Life has flourished as a strong voice for progressive people of faith to speak in the public square. She has grown the national network to nearly 50,000 clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice and the common good.
Before founding FPL in 2005, Rev. Butler spent 10 years in international human rights representing the Presbyterian Church (USA) at the United Nations. While mobilizing religious communities to address the AIDS pandemic and advocate for women’s rights, she grew passionate about the need to counter religious extremism with a strong religious argument for human rights. Out of that experience she wrote Born Again: The Christian Right Globalized.