Beyond the Comma: A Conversation with Rev. Robert Chase on Personal Realities and Global Responsibility

In our pluralistic, globalized, and fast-paced world, we must grapple with questions of how we navigate our environments and how we act in service to others and to the common good. How can we live a reflective, active life in the modern world? How can we help communities navigate the challenges that hinder global human progress? How can diverse and unlikely voices be harnessed to speak and act for peace, justice, and reconciliation? Rev. Robert Chase examines these questions in his new book, Beyond the Comma: Life at the Intersection, drawn from more than a decade of work promoting global issues of faith and social justice including improving relations between the U.S. and Muslim world, championing LGBTQ equality, bringing military veterans and civilians together, and transforming conflicts through artistic expression. During this lunchtime conversation, Rev. Chase shared excerpts from the book and engaged the audience in an interactive conversation exploring God’s unfolding reality and the ways that our lives “intersect” with world affairs.

This event was sponsored by the Religion, Ethics, and World Affairs Certificate Program.

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