Eureka College to hold forum on faith and politics

The Eureka College Religion and Philosophy Department will present a free, public forum titled “Faith and Politics: How to Cross the Boundary” at 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Cerf Center. A question-and-answer period and a reception will follow.

A panel of local faith leaders will discuss politics from a faith perspective.   Participants will include the Rev. Forrest “Frosty” Krummel Jr., pastor at First Federated Church of Peoria; Kamil Mufti, imam and resident scholar at the Islamic Foundation of Peoria; and the Rev. Teresa Dulyea-Parker, Regional Minister of the Illinois-Wisconsin Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

“The forum will be of interest to anyone concerned about mixing faith and politics, but especially clergy from various traditions who struggle to know how and when to cross the boundary between faith and politics,” said Eureka College religion professor William Wright.

Topics will include participants’ own experiences in trying to bridge the gap between religion and political issues, how they advise other clergy to address political issues within their congregations and how different denominations address political issues.

For more information, contact Wright at (309) 467-6331 or wwright@eureka.edu.