Capps-Emerson Memorial Lecture for Bipartisan Bridge Building

The Capps-Emerson Memorial Lecture for Bipartisan Bridge Building was inaugurated in June 2000, in memory of Congressman Walter Capps (D-CA) and Congressman Bill Emerson (R-MO), who died while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. Both were well respected by their colleagues as men of faith, courage, compassion, and integrity. In their honor, the lecture has been co-hosted by former Congressmembers Lois Capps (D-CA) and Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) and was sponosored by The Faith & Politics Institute in Washington, D.C.

Ubuntu: An African Philosophy for a More Peaceful World
Rev. Frank Chicane
February 13, 2013
Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.

Path Toward Peace: Cultivating Clarity, Compassion, and Courage in Political Life
Thich Nhat Hanh
October 26, 2011
Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.

A Conversation with Robert Fulghum
September 22, 2010
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

Civility: For the Next Decade
Ambassador Thomas Melady
November 18, 2009
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

Abraham’s Quest:
The Common Link Between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and the Journey Toward Peace

Dr. William Ury
September 5, 2007
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

A Conversation with Ambassadors Sheila Sisulu and Tony Hall
September 18, 2006
Madison Hall, Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.

The Inner Life of Democracy: A Quartet of Voices
Jacob Needleman, Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Vincent Harding, and Parker Palmer
September 27, 2005
Washington, D.C.

Leading with Courage & Compassion
Rev. Bernice King
September 29, 2004
Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.

The Miracle of Mindfulness
Thich Nhat Hanh
September 10, 2003
Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.

The Necessary Spirit of Truth
Rev. Dr. Alex Boraine
July 16, 2002
Washington, D.C.

Toward Peace in Northern Ireland
Senator George Mitchell
June 28, 2000
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.