Soho Forum Debate: Robert Murphy vs. Anthony Campolo

June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020

6:30 PM To 9:00 PM

45 Bleecker St, New York, New York 10012

$12 - $24

Event Description



Robert Murphy vs. Anthony Campolo



To promote a Christian vision of human flourishing, Christians should support free market capitalism.


For the affirmative: 


Robert P. Murphy is Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute. He has a PhD in economics from NYU. Murphy is also Senior Economist with the Institute for Energy Research (IER), Senior Fellow with the Fraser Institute, and Research Fellow with the Independent Institute. He has authored hundreds of articles and several books explaining economics to the layperson, including Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action. He hosts the podcast “The Bob Murphy Show” and, with Tom Woods, co-hosts the podcast, “Contra Krugman.”


For the negative: 

Reverend Dr. Anthony Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania and previously served for ten years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves as an associate pastor at his home church of over sixty years, Mount Carmel Baptist Church, in West Philadelphia. Dr. Campolo has co-founded and provided leadership to the progressive Christian movement, Red Letter Christians, as well as, the Campolo Center for Ministry, a program that provides financial support, training, and mentoring to those the Church has called to full-time ministry. He has written over thirty-five books, including his most recent release, “Why I Left, Why I Stayed: Conversations on Christianity Between an Evangelical Father and His Humanist Son.”




Cash bar opens: 5:45pm

Meeting convenes: 6:30pm

Reception: 8:15pm


*This debate is co-sponsored by The Libertarian Christian Institute, a non-profit whose mission is to equip Christians to make the Christian case for a free society and to help libertarians reach more Christians with the message of liberty.*

Tickets must be reserved in advance.


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The Soho Forum is a monthly debate series held in downtown Manhattan, which features topics of special interest to libertarians, and which aims to enhance social and professional ties within the NYC libertarian community. Founded and moderated by Gene Epstein, the former economics editor of Barron's, the Soho Forum runs Oxford-style debates that enable the audience to vote on the resolution both before and after each debate, and also includes a question-and-answer period in which audience members engage with the speakers. A wine-and-food reception follows. Please sign up to our mailing list to keep updated about these events:

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