John C. Green, director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron, will address "The Faith Factor: Religion and Politics in 2010," on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at The College of Wooster. Green, who specializes in the study of religion and politics, political parties, and campaign finance, is a Senior Fellow with the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
He is the author of The Faith Factor: How Religion Influences American Elections and co-author of The Bully Pulpit: The Politics of Protestant Clergy; Religion and the Culture Wars: Dispatches From the Front; and The Diminishing Divide: Religion's Changing Role in American Politics. In addition, he is co-editor of The State of the Parties, Multiparty Politics in America, and Financing the 1996 Election.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center (525 E. University St.). Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2306) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).