Faith Angle Forum: May 2009

The Faith Angle Forum held its semi-annual Conference on Religion, Politics & Public Life May 3-5, 2009 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 Grace: How Religion is Reshaping Our Civic & Political Lives”

Dr. Robert D. Putnam, Peter & Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University

Dr. David Campbell, John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame


“Obama’s Favorite Theologian? A Short Course on Reinhold Niebuhr”

Dr. Wilfred M. McClay, SunTrust Bank Chair of Excellence in Humanities, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

E.J. Dionne, Columnist, The Washington Post



“Religion & Science: Conflict or Harmony?”

Dr. Francis S. Collins, Former Director, National Human Genome Research Institute

Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Religion Correspondent, NPR




Perry Bacon, Congressional Reporter, The Washington Post

Fred Barnes, Executive Editor, The Weekly Standard

Claire Brinberg, Producer, CNN

Daniel Burke, National Correspondent, Religion News Service

Carl Cannon, Senior Washington Correspondent,

Michelle Cottle, Senior Editor, The New Republic

E.J. Dionne, Columnist, The Washington Post

Ross Douthat, Columnist, The New York Times

Clare Duffy, Producer, “NBC Nightly News”

Michael Gerson, Columnist, The Washington Post

Dan Gilgoff, Senior Writer, U.S. News & World Report

Lauren Green, Religion Correspondent, Fox News

Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Religion Correspondent, NPR

Dan Harris, Anchor and Correspondent, ABC News

Jonathan Karl, Senior Congressional Correspondent, ABC News

Kathleen Parker, Columnist, The Washington Post

Sally Quinn, Moderator, The Washington Post/Newsweek‘s “On Faith”

Naomi Schaefer Riley, Deputy Taste Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Reihan Salam, Columnist,

John Siniff, Executive Forum Editor, USA Today

Amy Sullivan, Senior Editor, TIME Magazine

Lynn Sweet, Washington Bureau Chief, Chicago Sun-Times

David Van Biema, Contributor, TIME Magazine

Adrian Wooldridge, Washington Bureau Chief, The Economist