Religion and Politics on The Campbell Conversations

Mar 9, 2012

Marcus Matthews is the Resident Bishop for the Upper New York Area of the United Methodist Church. In this conversation he discusses the relationship between religion and politics, and how that relationship plays out in the Bishop's desire to see his churches have a greater presence and impact in their communities.

He also relates how his own confrontation with politics during the civil rights movement informed his spiritual quest, and describes the church's ongoing wrestling with the issue of gay and lesbian ministers.