Capps-Emerson Memorial Lecture for Bipartisan Bridge Building

The Capps-Emerson Memorial Lecture for Bipartisan Bridge Building, inaugurated in June 2000, is held in memory of Congressman Walter Capps (D-CA)and Congressman Bill Emerson (R-MO), who died while serving in the U. S. House of Representative. Both were well respected by their colleagues as men of faith, courage, compassion, and integrity.  In their honor, the lecture is co-hosted by Congresswomen Lois Capps (D-CA) and Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) and is sponosored by The Faith & Politics Institute in Washington, D.C.

Capps-Emerson Memorial Lectures for Bipartisan Bridge Building

Rev. Frank Chicane
“Ubuntu: An African Philosophy for a More Peaceful World”
February 13, 2013
Montpelier Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.

Thich Nhat Hanh
“Path Toward Peace: Cultivating Clarity, Compassion, and Courage in Political Life”
October 26, 2011
Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.

Robert Fulghum
September 22, 2010
B339 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Thomas Melady
“Civility: For the Next Decade”
November 18, 2009
B339 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

Dr. William Ury
“Abraham’s Quest: The Common Link Between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and the Journey Toward Peace”
September 5, 2007
B339 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

Ambassadors Sheila Sisulu and Tony Hall
September 18, 2006
Madison Hall, Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.

Jacob Needleman, Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Vincent Harding and Parker Palmer
“The Inner Life of Democracy: A Quartet of Voices”
September 27, 2005
Washington, D.C.

Rev. Bernice King
“Leading with Courage & Compassion”
September 29, 2004
Montpelier Room, Madison Building, The Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.

Thich Nhat Hanh
“The Miracle of Mindfulness”
September 10, 2003
Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.

The Rev. Dr. Alex Boraine
“The Necessary Spirit of Truth”
July 16, 2002
Washington, D.C.

Sen. George Mitchell
“Toward Peace in Northern Ireland”
June 28, 2000
B-369 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C
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(with The John Quincy Adams Society)