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"Faith, the White House, and the Public Square"

Sponsored by SMU's Center for Presidential History

September 20, 2013

Faith, White House, Public SquareSMU's Center for Presidential History presents a conversation with every director of the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

The event is free but a reservation is required. It will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in McCord Auditorium of Dallas Hall on the SMU Campus.

In 2001, President George W. Bush established the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. He tasked it with helping the federal government coordinate a national effort to equip and expand the work of faith-based and community organizations to better meet the social needs of America's communities. This office, now known as the Office of Faith based and Neighborhood Partnerships, has continued under the executive leadership of President Barack Obama. This symposium will explore the importance of this Office as part of the 21st
century presidency and its implications for church-state relations.

Featuring: John DiIulio, Joshua DuBois, Jay Hein, Melissa Rogers, and Jim Towey.