Date: April 4, 2022
We are really close to the capital of the United States. Within twenty minutes (traffic permitting), you can be at the White House. It is wonderful that we have David Beckmann, who is the Dean’s Advisor for Political and Economic Justice, at the Seminary. Thanks to his hard work, we are honored to welcome Senator Tim Kaine to the Seminary today at 10:00 a.m. This is a rare opportunity for dialogue with one of our nation’s top political leaders. Sen. Kaine has expressed interest in the Seminary’s reparations initiative and other justice-related education and programs. We will ask him about major social-justice legislation pending in the Senate and listen to his thoughts on the challenges facing our nation. We are specifically interested in his thoughts — as a devout Catholic and U.S. senator — about how churches and people of faith can effectively contribute to the progress of social justice in the United States and around the world. View the stream on Facebook and YouTube.
Sen. Kaine began his career as head of a technical school founded by Jesuit missionaries in Honduras, later serving as a civil rights lawyer, teacher, and elected official. He is one of 30 people in American history to have served as a mayor, governor, and U.S. senator, and has represented the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Senate since 2013.
Welcome Senator Kaine to Virginia Theological Seminary.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President