February 16, 2010 / Praxis
In this interview, Lisa Sharon Harper discusses her evangelical faith and the relationship between evangelicalism and politics, the economy, and social justice activism.
Lisa Sharon Harper is the executive director of NY Faith and Justice. She is also a freelance writer, award-winning playwright, poet, public speaker, and consultant who specializes in ethnic reconciliation and human rights. The former director of ethnic reconciliation for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship—Southern California, Lisa earned an MA in Human Rights, with a concentration in religion and the media, from Columbia University, and an MFA in playwriting from the University of Southern California. Harper is the author of Evangelical Does not Equal Republican or Democrat. NY Faith and Justice is a fellowship of Christian churches, organizations, and individuals dedicated to following Christ, uniting the church, and ending poverty. Guided by the vision of Isaiah 61, NY Faith and Justice is a 100 percent volunteer-based faith movement that seeks to bridge divides within the church through education, spiritual formation, and public policy advocacy.