Religion and Politics

Religion and Politics

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...

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.

Guests

Barry Lynn

executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and author of "Piety & Politics" (Harmony Books)

Andrew Kohut

director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

Joseph Grieboski

Institute on Religion and Public Policy

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."

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