The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity

About LICC

Faith in Politics: Lessons from the White House


- This event is now sold out - We are planning to provide a Livestream on the night, available on our Facebook Page: -


Join LICC and Stewardship on 23rd February for an evening exploring faith and politics as we host Michael Wear, one of the youngest White House staffers in American history who was described by Buzzfeed as part of President Obama’s team of “ambassadors to America’s believers”. With an extended time for open Q&A, as well as an interview and a short talk by Michael Wear, we will consider the role of faith in politics alongside the responsibility of Christians to be a hopeful and faithful presence in public life. The event coincides with the launch of Michael’s new book Reclaiming Hope, and it promises to be a fantastic opportunity to consider the role of faith in public life.

Whether you’re a Christian working in politics, a student studying politics, or merely interested in the effect politics has on our lives, this evening is not to be missed.



Michael Wear is the founder of Public Square Strategies LLC, and a leading expert and strategist at the intersection of faith, politics and American public life, directing faith outreach for President Obama’s historic 2012 re-election campaign and leading evangelical outreach and helped manage The White House’s engagement on religious and values issues, including adoption and anti-human trafficking efforts.


Today, Public Square Strategies LLC is a sought-after firm that helps religious organizations, political organizations, businesses and others effectively navigate the rapidly changing American religious and political landscape.



Michael is the author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America. He also writes for The Atlantic, Christianity Today, USA Today, Relevant Magazine and other publications on faith, politics and culture. He serves on the national board of Bethany Christian Services, the nation's largest adoption agency, and holds an honorary position at the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Center for the Public Understanding of Religion. Michael and his wife, Melissa, are both proud natives of Buffalo, New York. They now reside in Washington, D.C.


Things you need to know:


Date: Thursday 23rd February 2017, 7 - 9pm

Venue: LICC, St Peter’s, Vere Street, London W1G 0DQ

Cost: £10

Book below:





There are currently no comments for this article.

Leave a comment



© The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. All Rights Reserved, 2005-2017. LICC Ltd is a registered charity No. 286102