a civility project of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa


The often uneasy relationship between faith and citizenship


Senior Pastor, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport
Publisher, The Christian Century magazine



11:45 am – 1:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church
310 Fifth Street SE, Cedar Rapids

$10 per person (payable at the door) — includes lunch

We know faith has no business being red, white, and blue, and that patriotism and faith have very different ideals. But aren’t there some good reasons for the relationship between faith and citizenship in each of us to be a little less strained? Of course there are. Join us in September to hear Peter Marty speak on the issue.

A frequent preacher and speaker at churches and conferences across the country, Peter W. Marty has written numerous articles related to culture, character, and faith issues in our day. He is the author of The Anatomy of Grace (Augsburg Fortress, 2008). From 2004-2009, he served as host of the national radio broadcast, Grace Matters. Marty has piloted interfaith dialogue events, been active in anti-hate group efforts, and served on different ecumenical ministry boards.

Reservations must be made by Tuesday, September 6. Email or call 319.364.6148. If you make a reservation and are unable to attend, payment for your reservation is appreciated if you do not cancel by the Tuesday deadline.

Who should be attending Intersections? We want Intersections to reach more people in the greater Cedar Rapids area. And, we need your help! Please consider inviting a couple of friends (or more!) to attend Intersections with you. Make sure you give us their names when you make your reservation. Thank you for your help!

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Intersections is a monthly gathering of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. An opportunity to learn, to participate in civil dialogue, and to discuss issues at the intersection of religion and politics.