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  • Cokie Roberts and EJ Dionne Discuss the Catholic Vote
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    Catholic Vote in 2016

    The Catholic University of America’s Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies hosted a discussion on the issues driving Catholic voters and their expected influence on the 2016…

  • emGods Right Handem
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    God's Right Hand

    Michael Sean Winters recounts the life of the Reverend Jerry Falwell (1933-2007). The child of agnostic parents, Jerry Falwell began his career as a Baptist pastor and later founded a…

  • US Attitudes on Islam and Muslims
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    U.S. Attitudes on Islam and Muslims

    The Brookings Institution and the Public Religion Research Institute held a forum on their new report on U.S. attitudes towards Islam and Muslims. The report explored issues of national…

  • Religious Expression in American Public Life
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    Religious Expression in American Public Life

    Panelists talked about current laws regarding religious expression. Topics included religion and politics, the workplace and religion, and chaplains in legislative bodies. Following their…

  • emSouled Outem
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    Souled Out

    E.J. Dionne talked about his book Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right, published by Princeton University Press. In his book Mr. Dionne contends that the era of the…

  • Religious Conservatives and Politics
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    Religious Conservatives and Politics

    A panel discussion was held on the political power of the religious right. Senator McCain became the presumptive 2008 Republican nominee without the support of most religious conservatives, many…

  • Catholic Politicians in the US
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    Catholic Politicians in the U.S.

    Moderated by Mr. Russert, the panelists discussed Catholic politicians in the U.S. and whether their faith may affect their public policy decisions, particularly on social issues where the…

  • emReligion Returns to the Public Squareem
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    Religion Returns to the Public Square

    Professor McClay joined in a talk about the book he co-edited, Religion Returns to the Public Square: Faith and Policy in America, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. The book…

  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Participating by telephone, Mr. Dionne talked about Pope John Paul II who died yesterday. Telephone lines were opened for audience comments.

  • Religion and US Foreign Policy
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    Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Panelists addressed the question: “What role, if any, should religion or morality play in the making of U.S. foreign policy?” Panelists spoke about the connections between religion and the…

  • Religion Politics and the Death Penalty
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    Religion, Politics and the Death Penalty

    As part of a conference hosted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life at the University of Chicago Divinity School, panelists discussed the broad range of religious views on and legal…

  • FaithBased and Community Initiatives
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    Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

    Participants talked about President Bush’s plans to establish an office for faith-based and community service initiatives. They talked about the benefits of the office and how they…