Religion and Politics in Today's America: An Interfaith Conversation

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Political Science | Religion


Religious ideas and convictions have had an historic and important role in shaping political discourse, elections, and public policy. This year's political campaigns at the national and state levels are no different as religious leaders and faith communities play myriad roles. The panelists on this program will engage in an interfaith conversation about the interrelationship of religion, politics, and public policy. Among other things, they will discuss how their religious faith influences their political ideas and commitments, the impact this election season is having on their faith communities, and how they deal with apparent and real contradictions or tensions in their religion's sacred texts and traditions concerning issues found in contemporary politics.


Sponsored by the McCarthy Center and the Jay Phillips Center.

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