5th Annual Fundraising Celebration Dinner

Thank you to all that attended this year’s dinner! We are so grateful for your support and generosity.


When: Tuesday July 26, 2016
Where: Hamline University Klas Center Kay Fredricks Room and Klas Cafe

The Wesley Foundation at the University of Minnesota is ecstatic to introduce this year’s keynote speaker at the annual celebration dinner: Reverend Paul Brandeis Raushenbush.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 1: Huffington Post editor Paul Raushenbush poses for a portrait in New York, Wednesday April 1, 2015. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***

Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush is the Senior Vice President for Public Engagement at Auburn Seminary. From 2009-2015 he was the Executive Editor of Global Spirituality and Religion at The Huffington Post. From 2003-2011, Raushenbush was the Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel at Princeton University. He was the President of the Association Of College and University Religious Affairs (ACURA) from 2009-2011. An ordained American Baptist minister, Rev. Raushenbush speaks and preaches at colleges, churches and institutes around the country including The Chautauqua Institute, the Center for American Progress, the New America Foundation and the Aspen Institute.

Raushenbush is regularly invited to offer commentary on issues of religion and society on national television and radio. His current focus is on the interplay between religion and the internet. His first book, Teen Spirit: One World, Many Faiths (HCI) was released in the Fall of 2004. He is the editor of the 100th Anniversary edition of Walter Rauschenbusch’s book, Christianity and the Social Crisis – In the 21st Century (HarperOne). He was the Co-Director of the Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations at The Liechtenstein Institute on Self Determination at Princeton University.

The Wesley Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the Methodist campus ministry at the University of Minnesota. For more information the Foundation, please visit the rest of the website.

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