Faith and Freedom in the Public Square

On April 3 at 7 p.m., William Jessup University will host “Faith and Freedom in the Public Square,” a discussion featuring nationally syndicated radio show host Dennis Prager, Christian author Eric Metaxas and moderated by Jessup’s President, John Jackson. The event is presented by Hashtag Productions, William Jessup University and Salem Radio of Sacramento.

Panelists will engage in an open, honest and entertaining dialogue about the challenges Americans face as a nation and civilization. Although panelists may have differing theological beliefs, they do share common views on issues shaping American culture.

“The evening presents a wonderful opportunity for people of all faiths to come together from across the Sacramento Region,” said Dr. Jackson.  “William Jessup University believes strongly in the constitutional freedoms guaranteed for faith in the public square and I am honored to moderate this dialogue between such notable national spokespersons.”

The goal of the event is to allow prominent voices in the public square to share their beliefs. The evening will end with a question and answer session from the audience.

Prager, described as one of the most significant Jewish thinkers in America today, is one of the country’s most respected radio talk show hosts. He has been broadcasting on radio in Los Angeles since 1982. Widely sought after by television shows for his opinions, he’s appeared on Larry King Live, Hardball, Hannity & Colmes, CBS Evening News, The Today Show and many others.

Metaxas is an evangelical Christian author best known for two biographies, Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery and Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. Bonhoeffer has sold more than 600,000 copies and has been translated into 15 languages. It is currently being made into an independent feature film. ABC News has called Metaxas a “photogenic, witty ambassador for faith in public life.”

As the sixth president of William Jessup University, Dr. Jackson is gifted in leadership, teaching and administration. For the past 30 years he has held senior leadership roles in church and non-profit organizations. He has authored several books and holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Organizational studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

The event is open to the public.

Tickets are $20 for General Admission seating, and a limited number of $100 VIP Reserved seating (which includes admittance to a catered pre-show reception with the speakers at 6 p.m.)

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