Religion in American Political Life

Joseph Eldridge moderated a panel on religion in American political life. Panelists talked about the use of religious themes in recent… read more

Joseph Eldridge moderated a panel on religion in American political life. Panelists talked about the use of religious themes in recent campaigns and political advocacy, the use of faith-based initiatives for funding social programs, and the tone of political dialog on moral issues such as school prayer, reproductive choice and instruction in intelligent design. They also talked about the historical underpinnings of faith movements in American democracy. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience.

This was the second part of a day-long forum on the State of American Democracy was held at the Kay Spiritual Life Center at American University in which political leaders and scholars discussed the role of religion in politics, political consulting and the conduct of campaigns, changing directions of political parties, redistricting issues, the media’s public service role, and campaign finance reform. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Religion in American Political Life

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Program ID:
191992-2
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Public Affairs Event
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Forum
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 10, 2006
Last Aired:
Apr 11, 2006

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  • Apr 10, 2006 | 10:07am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 11, 2006 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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