Faltering Faith in Institutions: A Panel Conversation

April 13 at 5:30–7:00 p.m.

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Across society, and especially among younger generations, faith in institutions is faltering. As we look to the future, can established institutions deliver the change we need? Will new grassroots movements break through? What role might churches and other faith-based institutions play in building a better society?

This conversation brings together three individuals known for creative thought and distinguished leadership when it comes to the role of institutions in our society. This wide-ranging conversation will offer insight and new vantage points on the way we work with, within, and around institutions to build the future we want. Join us in person at Princeton Theological Seminary's Wright Library or via the livestream — all are welcome!

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Dr. Heath W. Carter, associate professor of American Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary, will be moderating the conversation with the following guests:

  • Jamelle Bouie, a columnist for the New York Times, covers U.S. politics, public policy, elections, and race.
  • Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals since January 2020.
  • Shannon Watts, founder and full-time volunteer with the nation’s largest grassroots group fighting against gun violence, Moms Demand Action.

Complete bios on all panelists are available here.


Join us in person at Princeton Theological Seminary's Wright Library or virtually via a YouTube livestream (link provided 24 hours prior to event). There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required.

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