Faith Angle Forum: March 2013


The Faith Angle Forum held its semi-annual Conference on Religion, Politics & Public Life March 17-19, 2013 in South Beach, 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 Islamic Paradox & the Future of the Middle East”

Reuel Marc Gerecht, Senior Fellow, The Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Jeffrey Goldberg, National Correspondent, The Atlantic/Bloomberg

audio | transcript


“The Decline of Institutional Religion & Implications for American Civic Life”

Dr. Luis Lugo, Director, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

audio | transcript | presentation slides


“Conservative Christianity after the Christian Right”

Dr. Timothy Keller, Founding Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church

audio | transcript



Eleanor Barkhorn, Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic

Fred Barnes, Executive Editor, The Weekly Standard

David Bornstein, Columnist, The New York Times; Co-founder, Solutions Journalism Network

Peter Boyer, Editor-at-Large, Fox News

Carl Cannon, Washington Editor,

Timothy Dalrymple, Columnist/Director of Content,

Elizabeth Dias, Writer/Reporter, TIME Magazine

Paul Edwards, Editor, Deseret News

Paul Farhi, Staff Writer, The Washington Post

Michael Gerson, Columnist, The Washington Post

Rob Gifford, China Editor, The Economist

Brit Hume, Senior Political Analyst, Fox News

Doyle McManus, Columnist, Los Angeles Times

Kirsten Powers, Political Analyst, Fox News; Contributor, The Daily Beast & USA Today

Sally Quinn, Editor in Chief, “On Faith,” The Washington Post

Alice Rhee, National Political Producer, NBC News, MSNBC, “Andrea Mitchell Reports”

Rebecca Sinderbrand, Political Producer, CNN

John Siniff, Cover Story Editor, USA Today

Amy Sullivan, Correspondent, National Journal

Jon Ward, Senior Political Reporter, The Huffington Post