Voices of Reason - Rob Boston: Reflections on J. F. Kennedy’s Famous Address on Churches & Politics

Starts
Sunday, September 12th 2010 at 2:00 pm
Ends
Sunday, September 12th 2010 at 4:00 pm
Location
the fridge dc, Rear Alley 516 8th St SE (Eastern Market Metro), Washington DC

**Note on location**: 'the fridge' is an art gallery located in the alley behind Belga Cafe (across the street from Matchbox). Look for signs in the alley wall next to Belga Cafe.

Join us for the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's famous address on churches and politics.

"I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute." -- John F. Kennedy

On Sept. 12, 1960, John F. Kennedy gave a speech on religious liberty in Houston that many scholars say helped him win election to the presidency. On the 50th anniversary of that famous speech, Rob Boston of Americans United for Separation of Church and State will offer reflections on how things have changed - and how they have not - when it comes to the intersection of religion and politics and will discuss why JFK's vision remains more important than ever five decades later.

Rob Boston is senior policy analyst and assistant director of communications for Americans United for Separation of Church and State. He also serves as assistant editor of AU's monthly magazine "Church & State." Boston is the author of three books on church-state relations and often serves as a spokesman for Americans United, appearing on programs such as CNN's "Anderson Cooper," Fox News Channel's "O'Reilly Factor" and MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann."

Public: $6 CFI Friends of the Center: Free