Poverty, God, and Politics

This Fall 2021 semester, Rev. Dr. David Beckmann, Visiting Professor of Religion and Society, is teaching the course Poverty, God, and Politics. Beckmann’s course includes a webcast series featuring guest presentations by national leaders at the nexus of faith, poverty, and politics. Click here to subscribe to get these videos sent directly to your inbox, and check out the trailer episode below.

In 20-minute videos, Dr. Beckmann and his guests will highlight seven ways to connect faith to the politics of poverty – legislative advocacy, electoral politics, organizations of low-income people, digital communication, faith and justice work in faith communities, religious connections and across political divides, and the gospel of God’s forgiving love.

Dr. Beckmann is a co-chair and the coordinator of the Circle of Protection, the leading religious voice on the momentous Build Back Better legislation that is moving through Congress this year. Watch the videos on this page below, on https://www.davidbeckmann.net/, or subscribe to get each video in your inbox as they are released.

Anwar Khan, President, and Jihad Saleh Williams, Senior Advisor of Islamic Relief International
Dr. Lisa Kimball, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary
Ralph McCloud, Director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Eric Sapp, Founder and President of Public Democracy
Rev. Eli Valentin, Pentecostal Pastor & Political Operative
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign