Ethics & Public Policy Center

Faith Angle Forum: March 2010



The Faith Angle Forum held its semi-annual Conference on Religion, Politics & Public Life March 7-9, 2010 in South Beach, Florida. The series brings together a select group of nationally respected journalists and distinguished scholars for in-depth discussions of cutting-edge issues at the intersection of religion and public life. Under the leadership of Michael Cromartie, Vice President at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, the Faith Angle Forum provides extended discussion and the kind of deep reflection that is not always possible in today’s fast paced world of breaking news.

Conference topics:

“To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World”

Dr. James Davison Hunter, LaBrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture & Social Theory, University of Virginia

Ross Douthat,  Columnist, The New York Times

Amy Sullivan, Contributing Editor, Time

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“The Paradox of Judaism & American Politics”

Dr. David Gelernter, Professor of Computer Science, Yale University

Rabbi David Saperstein, Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

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“Have the Culture Wars Gone Global? Religion & Sexuality in the Global South”

Dr. Philip Jenkins, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Humanities, Pennsylvania State University; Distinguished Senior Fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion

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Participants:

Fred Barnes, Executive Editor, The Weekly Standard

Carl Cannon, Deputy Editor, PoliticsDaily.com

Ross Douthat, Columnist, The New York Times

Electa Draper, Religion Writer, The Denver Post

Michael Gerson, Columnist, The Washington Post

Lauren Green, Religion Correspondent, Fox News

Eliza Griswold, Freelancer, The New Yorker, The Atlantic,

Robert Guest, Washington Correspondent, The Economist

Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Religion Correspondent, NPR

Melinda Henneberger, Editor-in-Chief, PoliticsDaily.com

Rachel Martin, Correspondent, ABC News

Lisa Miller, Religion Editor, Newsweek         

Kathleen Parker, Columnist, The Washington Post

Noam Scheiber, Senior Editor, The New Republic

John Siniff, Senior Editor, USA Today

Amy Sullivan, Contributing Writer, Time

Byron York, Chief Political Correspondent, The Washington Examiner

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