RZIM Launches New Initiative, At The Table, in Washington, DC

Inaugural event on July 10 to address question, “Is There Still Hope for Our Divided Nation?”

WASHINGTON, DC (July 9, 2019) – Ravi Zacharias International Ministries is launching a new initiative, At The Table, designed to be a place where the exchange of ideas and hospitality meet. At The Table seeks to engage crucial issues of the day through the prism of a Christian worldview that is relevant, thoughtful, and persuasive. The inaugural event will take place in Washington, DC on July 10 at the historic Hay-Adams Hotel and focus on the question “Is There Still Hope for Our Divided Nation?”

“Much has been written about our nation’s current divisions, but it is evident that we have faced and overcome deep divisions in the past,” said Michael Suderman, a speaker with RZIM in DC who is leading this initiative. “Some radical voices say it is time to ‘burn it down’ and start over, while others suggest there is time and a desire to heal our divisions and once again unite. But how do we unite, and around what?”

The inaugural At The Table event will feature Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, who will be joined by US Senator Tim Scott, US Senate Chaplain Barry Black, and former Obama Administration official Michael Wear. After an initial discussion, these four speakers will join tables of other elected officials, senior government staff, and representatives from business, academia, and media for continued dialogue on the topic.

“Being good listeners is indispensable to finding good solutions,” reflected Ravi Zacharias. “Our country is divided and our world is in turmoil. We must come together and listen if there is to be a future for peace and liberty.”

“Beyond ‘right’ and ‘left’ is an ‘up’ and ‘down,’” Zacharias continued. “I look forward to a robust discussion around key challenges – and potential solutions – as we explore unity and hope in our present cultural moment.”

By tackling tough topics in an intimate format where a spectrum of ideological beliefs and approaches are represented, RZIM seeks to foster meaningful exchanges where truth is paramount. “The vision for At The Table was born out of a desire to intentionally create a space where leaders from diverse backgrounds can come together to discuss the critical questions of culture,” explained Suderman. “Our differences don’t need to divide us, but they will in the absence of communication. Traditionally the table has been the place where the exchange of ideas and hospitality meet, and it is our hope that this event will provide an opportunity for guests to actively participate in a discussion aimed at finding common ground and coming together as a nation despite our deepest differences.”

Future At The Table gatherings are being planned in other key global cities across the US and around the world including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, London, and Sydney.

For more information or to request an interview, please contact Ruth Malhotra at pr@rzim.org or 770-286-4146.

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