GCF alum, Dr. Andrew Yeo, will discuss our role as Christians in seeking rights, mercy, and social justice for the poor and oppressed around the world. He’ll challenge us to consider how our personal decisions and political voice can reflect Christ’s love to the suffering.
About the Talk:
Through the prophet Isaiah (1:17), God implores us to “Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.” There are at least fifty other references to social justice in the Old and New Testament. In our desire to pursue social justice in the modern world, however, our beliefs and politics often interact to produce alternative paths to justice at best, and disunity and paralysis at worst. Professor Yeo shares how his research in international relations has pushed him to think harder about social justice issues from a Biblical perspective while coming to a better understanding of political views contrary to his own.
About Dr. Yeo:
Andrew Yeo is Assistant Professor of Politics at the Catholic University of America. His research and teaching interests include international relations theory, social and transnational movements, East Asia, and North Korea. Andrew received his PhD in Government from Cornell University in 2008. He has many fond memories of his time in GCF from 2002-2008. He currently resides in Silver Spring, MD with his wife and 10 month old son and is a member of McLean Bible Church in McLean, VA.
Also, this year, we will be having a FREE DINNER before the event! For those of you that like Thai, Tamarind will be catering a dinner before the roundtable that everyone is welcome to attend!
Date: Thursday, Oct 4
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Mann Library Room 102
Please RSVP by Monday, October 1 to Bill Holdsworth if you plan to attend the dinner.