Guest Host: Melinda Penkava

There was a time when candidates for political offices didn’t talk about their religious beliefs. But today it’s become acceptable, even fashionable, to talk about one’s spiritual beliefs. A panel talks about how, when and why religion lost its taboo in the political realm.


  • E.J. Dionne Jr. senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, Washington Post columnist, and author of "Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right" and of "Stand Up Fight Back."
  • Barry Lynn executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and author of "Piety & Politics" (Harmony Books)
  • Joseph Grieboski Institute on Religion and Public Policy
  • Andrew Kohut director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

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