The Adventist Middle Ground on Religious Liberty | James Standish | Spectrum Magazine


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James Standish discusses the policy behind the Workplace Religious Freedom Act. Click here to tell your members of Congress that you support it.

James Standish was born in Australia, grew up in South-east Asia where his parents were missionaries, went to college in England, and now calls America home. James has represented the Seventh-day Adventist Church to the U.S. Congress, White House and executive agencies since 2001. He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Georgetown University where he was president of the Georgetown University Church-State Law Forum and an editor of the Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law & Policy. He earned his MBA at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia where he was news editor of the Darden News. He earned his bachelors degree at Newbold College, England, where he was first editor of the college newspaper and then served as president of the student association. James hosts television’s Global Faith & Freedom, has authored a number of articles on church-state issues, and is a regular guest on radio. James is married to Dr. Leisa Standish.

This is a two part episode. In the second half - which I'll post in a couple of days - James Standish talks about the innovation of getting Adventists to lobby Congress and how NARLA threads the needle between the ACLU, Americans United, and the ACLJ.

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James Standish was born in Australia, grew up in South-east Asia where his parents were missionaries, went to college in England, and now calls America home. James has represented the Seventh-day Adventist Church to the U.S. Congress, White House and executive agencies since 2001. He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Georgetown University where he was president of the Georgetown University Church-State Law Forum and an editor of the Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law & Policy. He earned his MBA at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia where he was news editor of the Darden News. He earned his bachelors degree at Newbold College, England, where he was first editor of the college newspaper and then served as president of the student association. James hosts television’s Global Faith & Freedom, has authored a number of articles on church-state issues, and is a regular guest on radio. James is married to Dr. Leisa Standish.

Quotes from James Standish:

"We only have two problems on Capitol Hill - elements on the right who want the church to control the state, and elements on the left who want the state to control the church."

"We are either changing the world, or the world is changing us."

"All law should be moral, but not all morality should be law."

http://religiousliberty.info


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/633