Faith and Politics Focus Week

Monday, February 1, 2016
10:30am

Dr. Amy Black, Politics as Christian Witness [Murchison Gym]

Amy E. Black is Professor of Political Science at Wheaton College. She likes to write, think, and talk on the radio about the intersection of religion and politics.

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Christians in the Halls of Power [Founders Room]

Grab lunch in the DC and come hear about Amy Black's experiences working in Congress and the particular challenges and possibilities that Christians face as they engage the political sphere.

6:00pm

Iowa Caucus Party [Lower VK Lounge]

Iowa is the first state to vote! Join the Republican Club to watch the votes come in while you learn what a caucus is and the purpose behind it. Pizza provided!

7:30pm

Career Cafe [Library]

The United Way and the Santa Barbara Conflict Solutions Center are great resources for students wishing to explore careers in civic service and/or politics. They are also well connected with other policy-shaping organizations in town.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Lunch

Westmont Presidential Primary [Dining Commons]

Cast your vote for the next POTUS in the Westmont Presidential Primary Election!

7:30pm

Politics 101 [KSC]

Do you have questions about politics but are too afraid to ask? This is the place for you. Professor Knecht will cover some basic political facts to get you up to speed.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
10:30am

Young Alumni Panel [Murchison Gym]

Three young alumni are visiting from Washington DC to share their real life experience of Faith and Politics.

12:00pm

Q&A with Young Alumni [Founders Room]

Bring your lunch and ask these young alumni about work and life in our nation's capitol.

12:00pm

Voter Registration Drive [Dining Commons]

Are you registered to vote? If not, come to the DC and WCSA will help you get registered to vote or request an absentee ballot.

7:30pm

How Separate are Church and State? [KSC]

Join the Debate Club to discuss how the 'separation of church and state,' originally expressed in the first amendment, has actually played out in US politics. There will be audience participation and much intellectual stimulation as we delve into this important national debate!

Thursday, February 4, 2016
12:00pm

Voter Registration Drive [Dining Commons]

Are you registered to vote? If not, come to the DC and WCSA will help you get registered to vote or request an absentee ballot.

7:30pm

The Elephant, the Donkey, and...the Cross? [KSC]

The Convergence Club will be presenting on what American Christians think about Christian involvement in politics. Come for information and discussion about incorporating faith and politics.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
5:00pm

GOP Debate [KSC]

Watch the debate. Eat snacks. Learn about the candidates. Win prizes. Vote informed.

Monday, February 8, 2016
10:30am

Hal Conklin, Faithfully Separating Church and State [Murchison Gym]

Hal Conklin, former Mayor of Santa Barbara and former Local Government advisor to the White House and Congress, shares lessons learned in living out one's faith in a secular government environment.

12:00pm

Q&A with Hal Conklin [Founders Room]

Bring your lunch and engage in this unique opportunity to continue the dialogue with Hal in a smaller setting.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
7:30pm

Advocacy Training [Founders Room]

Want to make a difference, but aren't quite sure of the next steps? Want your actions to matter? Come learn about the process of advocacy, mobilizing, and working toward positive social change.

Thursday, February 11, 2016
6:00pm

Democratic Debate [KSC]

Watch the debate. Eat snacks. Learn about the candidates. Win prizes. Vote informed.