Michael Wear Obama Faith Advisor
I joined Michael Wear (former faith advisor to Barack Obama) for an exclusive session with Christians on the Left MPs and Political Mentoring Attendees.
In this group setting, we spent the evening with Michael in Westminster, hearing some of his stories from his time in the White House and how Labour can avoid the mistakes of the Democratic Party in America followed by a Q& A session.
The event took place Tuesday 28th Feb, Committee Room 18, Houses of Parliament, 6.30pm.
Michael was one of the youngest-ever White House staffers. Wear was appointed by the president in 2008 to the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Later he directed faith outreach for the president’s 2012 re-election campaign. As a Christian in government, he led evangelical outreach and helped manage the White House’s engagement on religious and values issues, including adoption and anti-human trafficking efforts.
His memoir Reclaiming Hope. Lessons Learned in the Obama White House about the Future of Faith in America is described by the publisher as “an unvarnished account” of faith inside the Obama White House and a “passionate call for faith in the public square.”
“One of the things I found at the White House and since I left is this class of people who aren’t driving the political decisions right now, and have significant forces against them, but who are not satisfied with the political tribalism that we have right now.”