Saint Francis Planning Danforth Event

A former U.S. Senator and Ambassador will appear at an event in Salina.

Saint Francis Community Services will host a book signing event October 27th for John Danforth. Danforth is an ordained Episcopal priest and former U.S. Senator and Ambassador to the United Nations.

According to St. Francis, Danforth will appear at a 5:30 p.m., private reception and then at a 6 p.m. community event at the Salina Community Theatre, 303 E. Iron Ave., to sign copies of his new book “The Relevance of Religion: How Faithful People Can Change Politics.”

A limited number of tickets are available for both the private reception and the community event. Admission includes a copy of the book for Senator Danforth to sign. Proceeds will be used to benefit the mission, programs, and services of Saint Francis Community Services.

For more than a decade, Danforth has written extensively on the negative use of religion as a divisive force in American politics. In “The Relevance of Religion: How Faithful People Can Change Politics,” he offers a thoughtful and deeply personal look at the state of American politics today and how religion can bridge the partisan divide.

Persons interested in meeting Senator Danforth and receiving a signed copy are encouraged to register online at

John Danforth was born in St. Louis. After graduating from Princeton University, he attended Yale Law School. He practiced law in New York City before serving as attorney general of Missouri from 1969-1976. Elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1976, he represented Missouri from 1976-1995. He served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2004-2005, and is an Honorary Board Member of the charity, Wings of Hope.