Institute on Religion & Democracy Media Advisory
October 30, 2017
Contact: Jeffrey Walton, cell: 202-413-5639, e-mail: jwalton@TheIRD.org
“Some might accuse us of culture warring, but for faithful Evangelical women to remain silent on pressing culture issues is to forfeit a credible public Christian witness.”
-IRD Evangelical Program Director Chelsen Vicari
What: A panel of rising Evangelical women leaders will address the major hot-button culture issues facing the Church with clarity and thoughtfulness grounded in Christian teaching.
Bethany Goodman: Assistant Director of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, overseeing the Evangelical outreach.
Alison Howard: Director of Alliance Relations at Alliance Defending Freedom, working to serve, strengthen, and expand the alliance on life, marriage, and religious freedom.
Rebecca Gonzales: Constituent Relations Director of the Philos Project, a leadership community promoting positive Christian engagement in the Middle East and providing educational programs, immersive travel, networking and advocacy opportunities.
Patrina Mosley: Family Research Council Action’s Assistant Director, overseeing content marketing for voter education, activist tools, and grassroots mobilization projects.
Where: Office of Alliance Defending Freedom; 440 1st St, NW, Ste 600, Washington, DC 20001
When: November 2, 2017, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (EST)
Washington, DC—The Institute on Religion & Democracy will host a much-needed panel discussion for young rising leaders among Evangelical women in Washington, D.C. The panel of young Evangelical leaders working in advocacy will discuss the importance of Evangelical women addressing issues of human sexuality and gender, Christian engagement in the Middle East, marriage, sanctity of life, and religious freedom, all centered upon the importance of upholding the truth of the Gospel and reforming the Church’s public witness in America.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 2 at the office of Alliance Defending Freedom located at 440 1st St, NW, Ste 600, in Washington, D.C. A brief reception will precede the conversation. The panel will run from 6-7:30 p.m. Advance RSVP is required: contact Chelsen Vicari at 540-239-2170 or email@example.com.
IRD Evangelical Program Director Chelsen Vicari commented:
“Young Evangelicals will come to a crossroads where they must choose between conscience and culture. We pray this gathering offers some clarity, cultural relevance, and practical help as Evangelical women navigate the inescapable culture issues facing the Church.
“Whether operating a business, ministry, or household—or all three—it is our duty as faithful Christians to counter revisionist religious leaders and their misleading teachings rooted in emotivism and utopianism.
“Some might accuse us of culture warring, but for Evangelical women to remain silent on pressing culture issues is to forfeit a credible public Christian witness.”