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    Islamic Extremism

    Panelists talked about the religious basis of Islamist terrorism and how or whether it should factor into a comprehensive US strategy to defeat extremists. The topic of the first…

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    Book Discussion on Mormon Rivals

    Thomas Burr and Matt Canham talked about their book, Mormon Rivals: The Romneys, the Huntsmans and the Pursuit of Power, about the family friendship and eventual falling out between the…

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    Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Freedom

    Ken Blackwell talked about his Family Research Council group’s reaction to the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage and its possible impact on religious freedom and other…

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    Interview with Rita Gabis

    Rita Gabis talked about her book, A Guest at the Shooters' Banquet: My Grandfathers' SS Past, My Jewish Family, A Search for the Truth. She was interviewed at BookExpo America, the…

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    Faith and Freedom Coalition, Senator Ted Cruz

    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, talked about religious liberty. He also asked for a moment of silence for those killed the…

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    Religious Pacifists and the American Revolution

    Professor Jared Burkholder talked about the difference between pacifist groups during the American Revolution. Professor Burkholder argued that the application of pacifist principles…

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    Book Discussion on The Religion of Democracy

    Professor Amy Kittelstrom talked about her book The Religion of Democracy: Seven Liberals and the American Moral Tradition, in which she examines the history of the role of religion in…

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    Religious Growth in Early America

    Panelists talked about factors that contributed to religious growth in America between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. The spoke about examples such as African Americans'…

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    Religious Liberty

    Panelists talked about religious liberty and some of the Supreme Court cases that have addressed the issue. Other topics included religious freedom on college campuses and pluralism.…

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    President Obama Remarks at Adas Israel

    President Obama delivered remarks to the Adas Israel Congregation in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month. The president spoke about the security of Israel, saying “our…

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    Religion and the Civil War

    Professor Allen Guelzo talked about the Civil War and whether the conflict brought an end to the dominance of religion in American culture, making the U.S. a more secular nation. He…

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    ISIS and Religious Minorities

    Witnesses testified on ISIS* attacks on religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria, as well the looting of cultural and religious sites. The hearing focused on humanitarian and…

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    Evangelical Voters and the 2016 Elections

    Russell Moore talked about the role evangelical voters might play in the 2016 elections. Topics included issues such as same-sex marriage, the role of faith and religion in public…

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    Slavery and Religion

    Professor Douglas Thompson talked about religion and its impact on the relationship between slaves and their owners during the Antebellum period. He cited Nat Turner’s 1831 slave…

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    Religious Freedom in Early America

    Panelists talked about how Christianity and other religious traditions, such as those of the Native Americans and Mormons, clashed in early America, and how Christian principles shaped the…

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    Book Discussion on One Nation Under God

    Professor Kevin Kruse talked about his book One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America, in which he argues that the idea that America is fundamentally a…

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    Same-Sex Marriage

    Conservative religious leaders talked about their opposition to same-sex marriage as the Supreme Court prepared to hear oral argument on the matter. A prerecorded video message from…

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    Book Discussion on From La Florida to La California

    Professor Timothy Johnson talked about the book he co-edited, From La Florida to La California: Franciscan Evangelization in the Spanish Borderlands, about Spanish Franciscans that settled…

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    Book Discussion on Bad Faith

    Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, talked about his book, Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern…

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    Catholics and National Immigration Policy

    Panelists talked about the Catholic community and issues facing Catholic immigrants and refugees. “National Policy Debates” was a panel at “American Catholics and…

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