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Messiah College hosts a debate on the morality of capitalism with Jim Wallis and Arthur Brooks

October 18th, 2011

GRANTHAM, Pa. (Oct. 18, 2011) — Jim Wallis, founder and president of Sojourners magazine, and Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, will come to Messiah College for an educational debate entitled “Is Capitalism Moral?” on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium, located in the Eisenhower Campus Center of the college’s Grantham campus. A book signing and dessert reception will follow in Howe Atrium located in Boyer Hall. Admission is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required. For ticket information, call the Messiah College ticket office at 717-691-6036.

The American Enterprise Institute and the Messiah College Honors Program will sponsor the debate, and Peter Greer, president and CEO of HOPE International, will moderate discussion. Greer is a graduate of Messiah College and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Through his work with HOPE International, Greer is widely recognized as an authority on micro-finance development strategies for alleviating physical and spiritual poverty around the world.

About Jim Wallis
Jim Wallis has been a leader of the social justice movement among evangelicals for forty years and is an influential faith-based voice in international discussion on ethics and public life. Wallis is founder and editor-in-chief of Sojourner’s magazine, whose mission is to “articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church and the world.”

Wallis is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, “The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith & Politics in a Post-Religious Right America” and “God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It.” His latest book is titled “Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street.”

About Arthur Brooks
Arthur Brooks is the author of eight books and over 100 on the connections between culture, politics and economic life in America. His most recent books include “The Battle: How the Fight Between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America’s Future,” “Gross National Happiness” and “Social Entrepreneurship.” Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute, a “community of scholars and supporters committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity and strengthening free enterprise.”

About Messiah College
Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 2,900 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Grantham, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg. A satellite campus affiliated with Temple University is located in Philadelphia.

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