Faith Angle Forum: December 2002

The Faith Angle Forum held its semi-annual Conference on Religion, Politics & Public Life December 15-17, 2002 in Key West, 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:

“The Coming of Global Christianity & the Future of International Politics”

Dr. Philip Jenkins, Distinguished Professor of Religion Studies & History, Pennsylvania State University

David Brooks, Senior Editor, The Weekly Standard



“Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam”

Dr. Gilles Kepel, Professor & Researcher, Institute for Political Studies, Paris

Jeffrey Goldberg, Staff Writer, The New Yorker



“Just War & Jihad: The Two Views of War”

Dr. James Turner Johnson, Professor of Religion, Rutgers University

Christopher Hitchens, Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair




Carl Cannon, Staff Correspondent, National Journal

Patricia Cohen, Ideas Editor, The New York Times

E.J. Dionne, Columnist, The Washington Post    

Nina Easton, Deputy Editor, The Federal Paper

Jane Eisner, Columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Franklin Foer, Associate Editor, The New Republic

John Fund, Editorial Board, The Wall Street Journal

Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Religion & Culture Correspondent, NPR

Bill Hamilton Assistant Managing Editor, The Washington Post

John Judis, Senior Editor, The New Republic        

Wendy Kaminer, Freelance writer and author

Karen Long, Reporter, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ruth Marcus, Correspondent, The Washington Post

Jane Mayer, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Caryle Murphy, Staff Writer, The Washington Post

Edward Rothstein, Critic at Large, The New York Times   

David Shribman, Washington Bureau Chief, The Boston Globe

Scott Simon, Host, NPR, “Weekend Edition Saturday”

Peter Steinfels, Religion Writer, The New York Times

Jay Tolson, Senior Writer, U.S. News & World Report      

David Van Biema, Religion Correspondent, Time Magazine

David Von Drehle, Staff Writer, The Washington Post

Kenneth Woodward, Contributing Editor, Newsweek