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Eric Patterson & Ray Bradley | Heroes & Villains
Oct 19 2023
Eric Patterson & Ray Bradley | Heroes & Villains
Eric Patterson, Ph.D. is President of the Religious Freedom Institute and past dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University and a Research Fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs. Patterson’s interest in the intersection of religion, ethics, and foreign policy is informed by two stints at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. He has significant government service, including over twenty years as an officer and commander in the Air National Guard and serving as a White House Fellow.Ray Bradley is Associate Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at the Religious Freedom Institute. Launching his career at DARPA, he subsequently served as a policy and communications strategist in the energy sector, a 501c3 development director, strategic advisor to Joe Richie of Fox River Partners and founded a film + media venture aimed at renewing culture through storytelling grounded in the Western canon. Ray has designed and directed enterprise-level creative strategies and growth solutions for clients across multiple verticals and now brings his years of interdisciplinary experience to creating alliances and driving investment in the defense and expansion of rights for people of all religions in the United States, Europe and across the world. His areas of inquiry lie at the intersection of theology, narrative anthropology and the sociocultural implications of religious practice on individual and collective flourishing.Website: religiousfreedominstitute.orgBook: A Basic Guide to the Just War Tradition, Christian Foundations and Practices