Left Behind... In the Culture Wars of 2008: Evangelicals, Culture and the Politics of Moose Hunters, Community Organizers and Family Values

Oct 6, 2008
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Strider, former Senior Advisor and Director of Faith Outreach to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and her campaign for President, is the founder and principal of the Eleison Group, LLC. Eleison is a consulting firm helping political, non-profit, business and government entities better understand America’s faith landscape on the local and national level.Strider also served in an array of positions including Director of Policy for the U. S. House Democratic Caucus; Advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); Director of the U. S. House Democratic Faith Working Group and Rural Working Group; regional Communications Director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; and Chief of Staff to U. S. Congressman Ronnie Shows (D-MS).In 2007 he was named one of the 12 most influential Democrats in the nation on faith and values politics and issues by Religion News Service. In the mid-90’s Burns spent two years in Hong Kong as a Missionary with the Southern Baptist Convention serving as youth minister at International Baptist Church.Strider has developed communications plans used in over 35 congressional and statewide races as well as a teaching tool for the National Democratic Institute in their work with progressive political parties in foreign countries. He has been a commentator for National Public Radio and has taught and lectured at various political workshops around the nation, including current stints with Camp Wellstone.This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Religion. It is part of the series “Crossroads of Religion and Politics” and is free and open to the public.