Featuring: Dr. John J. Dilulio and Dr. Stanley Carlson-Thies
Lutheran social ministries have a long-standing faith tradition of service in over 1,400 communities in America. Our presence and partnerships in these communities position us to build congressional and administration support for policies and funding that advance health and opportunity for all people.
Join us for a conversation with Dr. John J. Dilulio and Dr. Stanley Carlson-Thies, who were instrumental in setting up the White House Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives under the Administration of George W. Bush and reconstituting it under the Obama and Biden administrations. Their continued thought leadership informs current debate about how to make faith-based, community-driven solutions at the heart of our national response to poverty.
Dr. John J. Dilulio is the Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society at the University of Pennsylvania. He has served as the Founding Faculty Director of Penn’s Robert A. Fox Leadership Program (1999-2018) and Partnership for Effective Public Administration and Leadership (2018-present). He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than a dozen books including a leading textbook, American Government, 16th edition (with Meena Bose, Matthew Levendusky, and James Q. Wilson, Cengage, 2016); Bring Back the Bureaucrats (Templeton, 2014); and Godly Republic: A Centrist Blueprint for America’s Faith-Based Future (University of California Press, 2007).
Dr. Stanley Carlson-Thies is director of the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance at the Center for Public Justice. He is co-author of Free to Serve: Protecting the Religious Freedom of Faith-Based Organization (Brazos, 2015), served in the Bush White House faith-based office, and advised the Obama faith-based initiative. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Toronto.