Thursday, March 26, 2009, 7:00 pm San Jose
William Lobdell, the author of Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America—and Found Unexpected Peace, may know more about how religion is actually practiced in the United States than anyone else in the country. He has been a journalist for 25 years winning numerous awards, and was the religion writer for the Los Angeles Times for eight years. He went from being un-churched, to a born-again evangelical, to an almost-converted Catholic, to an individual who no longer believes in God as he once did. Lobdell saw the very best and the very worst of organized religion and was shaken by the experience.
You will never see institutionalized religion the same way after hearing him speak and reading his book. Location: First Christian Church in San Jose at 80 South 5th Street next to the City Hall and around the corner from the Martin Luther King Library. Parking is available on site. The public is invited to this free event. For information, contact Reverend Dana Bainbridge at 408-294-2944 or DanaBainbridge@gmail.com.