Faith Angle Forum: May 2005

The Faith Angle Forum held its semi-annual Conference on Religion, Politics & Public Life May 22-24, 2005 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:

“Myths of the Modern Mega-Church: A Case Study of Saddleback”

Rick Warren, Senior Pastor & Founder, Saddleback Church



“The Islamic Paradox: Religion & Democracy in the Middle East”

Reuel Marc Gerecht, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Jeffrey Goldberg, Staff Writer, The New Yorker



“With Ben Franklin’s Blessings: A Primer on Faith-Based Initiatives”

Dr. John DiIulio, Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, & Civil Society, University of Pennsylvania

William Raspberry, Columnist, The Washington Post




Michael Barone, Senior Writer, U.S. News & World Report

Carl Cannon, White House Correspondent, National Review

E.J. Dionne, Columnist, The Washington Post    

Jane Eisner, Columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Franklin Foer, Senior Editor, The New Republic  

Malcolm Gladwell, Staff Writer, The New Yorker               

Joshua Green, Senior Editor, The Atlantic Monthly

Rebecca Haggerty, Producer, “Dateline NBC”

Dan Harris, Correspondent, ABC News

Wendy Kaminer, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic Monthly

Anne Kornblut, Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

Jill Lawrence, Political Reporter, USA Today

John Parker, Washington Bureau Chief, The Economist

Kathleen Parker, Columnist, Tribune Media Services

Audrey Taylor, Producer, “ABC World News Tonight”

Peter Wallsten, White House Correspondent, The Los Angeles Times

Elsa Walsh, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Sara Wildman, Senior Correspondent, The American Prospect

Juan Williams, Senior Correspondent, NPR

Byron York, Correspondent, National Review