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What is Faith Series: Evangelicals

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What is Faith? The Grieboski Report this week begins a new series of shows investigating faith, belief and religion around the globe. We hear in the media about certain religious groups and have allowed stereotypes to cloud our understandings on faith. This series will look into the panoply of faiths that cover the globe, allowing us to learn more about each faith so that we can engage them in a way and means that grants greater respect and understanding, even if we disagree with their beliefs. In this week’s show, we will speak with Reverend Rob Schenck, President of Faith and Action, to learn more about the Evangelical faith. Evangelicals have been the subject of intense media coverage thanks to their supposed role in the Bush Administration, their opposition to gay marriage, their engagement with climate change issues, and many others. Reverend Schenck will enlighten us to what Evangelicals are, what they believe and their impact on domestic and global public policy. Reverend Rob Schenck (pronounced SHANK) is the President and co-founder of Faith and Action, a Christian outreach to elected and appointed officials in Washington, DC. From the Faith and Action headquarters directly across the street from the U.S. Supreme Court building, his mission on Capitol Hill is to bring the Word of God to bear on the hearts and minds of those who make public policy in America. As part of his ministry, Dr. Schenck has met and spoken personally with President George W. Bush, former and current Speakers of the House, Senate Majority Leaders, numerous members of Congress and all nine Justices of the US Supreme Court and frequently appears on major television networks and radio programs. Rev. Schenck is president of the National Clergy Council, a network of pastors and denominational leaders who work together to bring Christian moral principles into the conversation and debate surrounding national policy. He currently serves on the boards of the Evangelical

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