July 12 meeting – Mark Tooley

Join us on July 12 when our speaker, Mark Tooley, discusses the 1861 Peace Conference.

Meeting time: 7:30 p.m., July 12, 2016

Location: Thomas Balch Library, 208 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia

Topic: The 1861 Peace Conference

Mark Tooley will take the Roundtable through the events of the 1861 Peace Conference, which was the last major effort to avert the Civil War.

Mark Tooley is president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) and editor of IRD’s foreign policy and national security journal, Providence. Before joining the IRD in 1994, Tooley worked eight years for the Central Intelligence Agency. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and a native of Arlington, Virginia.

He is the author of Taking Back the United Methodist Church, published in 2008; Methodism and Politics in the 20th Century, published in 2012; and The Peace That Almost Was: The Forgotten Story of the 1861 Washington Peace Conference and the Final Attempt to Avert the Civil War, published in 2015.

His articles have appeared in The Wall Street JournalThe American SpectatorFirst ThingsPatheosWorldChristianity TodayThe Weekly StandardNational Review OnlineWashington ExaminerHuman EventsThe Washington TimesThe Review of Faith and International AffairsTouchstoneThe Chicago TribuneThe New York Post, and elsewhere. He is also a frequent commentator on radio and television.



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