Dordt College News

Dordt Convocation Jan. 12

January 3, 2006

Dr. Stanley Carlson-Thies will be the featured speaker at a convocation Thursday, Jan. 12, marking the start of a new semester at Dordt College. His topic is “Abraham Kuyper in the White House? Why Dordt Isn’t So Far From Washington DC.” Carlson-Thies

The public is invited to attend this 11 a.m. ceremony at the B.J. Haan Auditorium on the campus of Dordt College.

Dr. Carlson-Thies is the Director of Social Policy Studies at the Center for Public Justice (CPJ) in Washington, D.C. The CPJ (founded on the Dordt College Campus) is an independent organization for policy research and civic education, whose mission is to equip citizens, develop leaders, and shape policy in fulfillment of its purpose to serve God, advance justice, and transform public life.

Carlson-Thies is the director of social policy studies at the Center for Public Justice, where he focuses on the faith-based initiative and welfare reform. He does consulting, research, and advocacy on government policies concerning faith-based organizations.

Carlson-Thies’ work on faith-based charities has appeared in numerous publications, and he was appointed to serve with the White House Office for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. He received the William Bentley Ball Life and Religious Liberty Defense Award from the Center for Law and Religious Freedom and the Christian Legal Society in October 2004. He holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Toronto, and was on the faculty at Dordt College in the early ’90s.

The purpose of convocation is to bring together the academic community to remember and share the college’s vision and its connection to a broad range of disciplines and callings.

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