Celebrating 15 Years of the Faith Angle Forum


EPPC celebrated 15 Years of the Faith Angle Forum with over 100 previous participants, speakers, and friends on Wednesday, December 10 at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Michael Cromartie founded the program back in 1999 and  has brought together a select group of nationally respected journalists and distinguished scholars for in-depth discussions around some of the most crucial issues facing our nation. Twice a year, in South Beach, Miami, the Faith Angle Forum holds a two-day conference to discuss these issues in a serious fashion, miles removed from Washington’s ideological battlefields. The Faith Angle Forum aims to strengthen reporting and commentary on how religious believers, religious convictions, and religiously grounded moral arguments affect American politics and public life.


Scholars and Journalists in Attendance at 15th Year Celebration

Claudia Anderson, The Weekly Standard

Perry Bacon, NBC

Molly Ball, The Atlantic

Adelle Banks, Religion News Service

Eleanor Barkhorn, Vox

Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard

Michelle Barone, The Washington Examiner

Mindy Belz, World Magazine

Peter Berkowitz, The Hoover Institute

Kelly Born, Hewlett Foundation

Karlyn Bowman, AEI

Barbara Bradley Hagerty, author

David Brooks, The New York Times

Carl Cannon, RealClearPolitics.com

Eve Conant, National Geographic Magazine

Michelle Cottle, National Journal

Tim Dalrymple, Patheos

Elizabeth Dias, TIME

EJ Dionne, The Washington Post

Ross Douthat, The New York Times

Clare Duffy, NBC Nightly News

Terry Eastland, The Weekly Standard

Nina Easton, Fortune

Paul Edwards, Deseret News

Paul Farhi, The Washington Post

Andy Ferguson, The Weekly Standard

Michael Gerson, The Washington Post

David Gibson, Religion News Service

Daniel Gilgoff, National Geographic Magazine

Emma Green, The Atlantic

Cathy Grossman, Religion News Service

Shadi Hamid, Center for Middle East Policy at The Brookings Institution

Amb. Husain Haqqani, Hudson Institute

Jody Hassett-Sanchez, Pointy Shoe Productions

Melinda Henneberger, The Washington Post

Brit Hume, FOX News Channel

Wendy Kaminer, The AtlanticMiranda Kennedy, NPR

Matt Labash, The Weekly Standard

Steve Lagerfeld, The Wilson Center

John Lancaster, National Geographic Magazine

Matt Lewis, The Daily Caller

Daniel Lippman, Politico

Jane Little, BBC

Doyle McManus, The Los Angeles Times

Russell Moore, Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission

Napp Nazworth, The Christian Post

Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post

Kirsten Powers, FOX News Channel; Columnist for Daily Beast and USA Today

Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Religion News Service

Sally Quinn, The Washington Post

David Rennie, The Economist

Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times

Delia Rios, CSPAN

Philip Rucker, The Washington Post

Lou Ann Sabatier

Reihan Salam, National Review

William Saletan, Slate

David Saperstein, Religious Action Center

Andrea Scott, Philanthropy Roundtable

Rebecca Sinderbrand, The Washington Post

Richard Starr, The Weekly Standard

Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times

Anne Thompson, NBC News

Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post

Sarah Wildman, International Herald Tribune

Jennifer Wiseman, NASA Hubble Space Telescope

Maggie Zackowitz, National Geographic Magazine


Friends of the FAF in Attendance

Barbara Bryant, Watermark Publications

Don Eberly, DynCorp International

Tom Glaisyer, Democracy Fund

Peb Jackson, Peb Jackson & Associates

John Kingston, Sword and Spoon Foundation

Phoebe Miles, Gloria Dei Foundation

Richard Miles, Gloria Dei Foundation

Dean Overman, Hope College


Kimon Sargeant, Templeton Foundation

George Seay, 7th Generation Foundation

Dan Schmidt, Bradley Foundation

John Seel, Templeton Foundation

Tom Tolleson, Wellspring Advisory Services

Stacey Van Zuiden, Democracy Fund

Paul Waters, Democracy Fund

Ron Williams, Cornerstone Trust


Toasts from Ed Whelan, EPPC President, Nina Easton of Fortune Magazine, and David Brooks of The New York Times

Faith Angle Forum’s 15 Year Anniversary Celebration from Ethics and Public Policy Center on Vimeo.


See the list of all previous participants and speakers of the Faith Angle Forum.

For more information on the Faith Angle Forum, please go to the program website.