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God Squad: Political Football, Inc.

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Is political branding of everything really good for anyone?

These days politicians aren’t the only ones who have to state their opinion on every single political disagreement du jour. It seems like practically every religious, nonprofit and for-profit company has to do the same, with everyone from mom-and-pop operations to Fortune 500 companies forced to run the gauntlet through our cold civil war. Are you “us” or are you “them”? We’ll talk about just how advisable this situation is and if there might be a better way.

The God Squad concludes 13 years of talking about the challenging issues where faith intersects with the public square.

Meet the God Squad, the brains behind our series “God Squad: Improbable conversations for people of faith and no faith at all (because talking politics wasn’t hard enough). Joining us for God Squad are Father Tim Holeda of St. Thomas More Co-Cathedral, Dr. Gary Shultz of First Baptist Church Tallahassee, Stefanie Posner of Temple Israel, and Jermaine White of JPMorgan Chase.

Find bios for our participants and a full program description online here.

We hope you’ll join us as we explore what happens when people of goodwill who might not agree cross each others’ thresholds and break a little bread together. Whoever you are, whatever your beliefs, bring an open mind, an open heart (and an empty stomach) for a continuing conversation on the two topics your mother taught you to never broach in polite company: politics and religion. We can’t wait.

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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