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Former Clinton White House press secretary Mike McCurry to speak at SMU on promoting civil dialogue in church & politics

February 23, 2017

former press secretary Mike McCurryDALLAS (SMU)Former Bill Clinton White House press secretary Mike McCurry, now a professor at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, will speak on “Faith, Politics and Civil Dialogue in the Age of Trump: Can the Center Hold?” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in SMU’s Vester Hughes Auditorium in Caruth Hall.

McCurry was Clinton’s press secretary from 1995-98, the height of the Monica Lewinsky Scandal. He now dedicates himself to the study and promotion of civil, inclusive dialogue among people who disagree, both in church and in politics.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Faith and Learning at SMU.

“As White House press secretary during the period leading up to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, Mike McCurry was on the front lines of an administration dealing with scandal and a hostile press,” said Center for Faith and Learning director Matthew Wilson. “In this time of heightened tension and increasingly angry divisions along political, religious, and cultural lines, Mike McCurry will share his insights on how to disagree civilly and to find common ground even in the face of profound differences.”

The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a Q&A session.

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