Faith Angle Forum: May 2008

The Faith Angle Forum held its semi-annual Conference on Religion, Politics & Public Life May 4-6, 2008 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:

“American Evangelicalism: New Leaders, New Faces, New Issues”

Dr. D. Michael Lindsay, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Rice University

David Kirkpatrick, Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

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“Religious Voters in the 2008 Election: What it Means for Democrats, What it Means for Republicans”

Dr. William A. Galston, Senior Fellow in Governance studies, The Brookings Institution

Michael Gerson, Roger Hertog Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations



“Why Belief in God Persists: Why We Believe What We Believe”

Andrew Newberg, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania

David Brooks, Columnist, The New York Times




Michael Allen, Chief Political Correspondent, POLITICO

Claire Brinberg, Producer, CNN

Carl Cannon, Washington Bureau Chief, Reader’s Digest

Eve Conant, Correspondent, Newsweek

Ana Marie Cox, Columnist/Contributor, TIME Magazine

Andrew Ferguson, Senior Editor, The Weekly Standard

Tom Foreman, Anchor, “This Week in Politics,” CNN

Lauren Green, Religion Correspondent, Fox News

Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Religion Correspondent, NPR

Sam Hodges, Religion Reporter, The Dallas Morning News

Cindy Johnston, Religion Editor, NPR

Chris Lehmann, Senior Editor, CQ Weekly

Jonathan Martin, Senior Political Writer, POLITICO

Kathleen Parker, Columnist, Washington Post Writer’s Group

Christopher Quinn, Religion Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Reihan Salam, Associate Editor, The Atlantic

William Saletan, National Correspondent, Slate

Jacqui Salmon, Religion Reporter, The Washington Post

Rebecca Sinderbrand, Associate Political Editor, CNN

Kathy Slobogin, Managing Editor, CNN

Edward Stoddard, News Reporter, Reuters