John Marty and Dr. Martin E. Marty talk Religion, Politics

According to John Marty, Glenn Beck recently said:

“I beg you, look for the words ‘social justice’ or ‘economic justice’ on your church website … Social justice and economic justice, they are code words. Now, am I advising people to leave their church? Yes!”

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In response, Minnesota gubernatorial candidate John Marty and Dr. Martin E. Marty will come together for Faith, Politics, and Social Justice: A Conversation.
Event details:  Saturday, 03/27/2010. Doors open at 6.00 PM for the 6:30 PM event.  Location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 East 31st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1923

I can’t predict which of the two will be the bigger draw. John Marty is a Minnesota gubernatorial candidate, and his father,  Dr. Martin E. Marty, has authored books I’ve read and now stand in our bookshelf across the room from me.

Marty and Marty plan to discuss social justice and the intersection of faith and politics, which I think is a pretty tall order.  I’d be glad just to hear Marty and Marty define “justice” and spiritual Democrats.

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