Fall Lecture: Rev. Joe Eldridge, “Progressive Evangelical” Is Not an Oxymoron

Rev. Joe Eldridge, “Progressive Evangelical” Is Not an Oxymoron
October 27
1:30-2:30 PM
In-Person at OLLI

Joe Eldridge was Executive Director of the Washington Office on Latin America from 1974 to 1986 and is a Senior Fellow there now. At American University he was the University Chaplain, director of the Kay Spiritual Life Center, adjunct faculty at AU’s School of International Service, founder of the university’s Alternative Break program, helped launch both the university’s Human Rights Film Series, and holds an MA in Social Enterprise.

He also was the founding director of the Washington office of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (now Human Rights First). In the 1980s he worked in Honduras on human rights and development issues.

Eldridge has an MA in International Relations from American University, an MDiv from Southern Methodist University, and a DMin from Wesley Theological Seminary. He serves on the boards of the US Institute for Peace, the Arca Foundation, the Center for International Policy, the International Labor Rights Forum, and Santiago College in Chile.


Reservations are required to attend in-person lectures. In-person lectures will be held in the Spring Valley Building, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, in Room A on the First Floor. Registration for the above lecture will open here at 10:00 AM on the Friday prior to the lecture. The direct registration link will also be included in the Friday newsletter the week prior. You must have an OLLI account to register. If you do not have one, you can create an account when going to register. Each registrant may reserve one seat. Your name must be on the list of registrants to enter the lecture and you must be in your seat five minutes before the lecture starts to guarantee your seat.