Faith Angle Forum: December 2003

The Faith Angle Forum held its semi-annual Conference on Religion, Politics & Public Life December 7-9, 2003 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:

“Religion, Law, & the Culture Wars”

Dr. James Davison Hunter, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Sociology & Religious Studies, University of Virginia

Jeffrey Rosen, Legal Affairs Editor, The New Republic


“Religion & U.S. Foreign Policy”

Walter Russell Mead, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Christopher Hitchens, Columnist, Vanity Fair


“Understanding American Evangelicals”

Dr. Mark Noll, McManis Professor of Christian Thought, Department of History, Wheaton College

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




Kelli Arena, Justice Department Correspondent, CNN

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

David Brooks, Columnist, The New York Times   

Elisabeth Bumiller, White House Correspondent, The New York Times

Alan Cooperman, Religion Reporter, The Washington Post

Nina Easton, Deputy Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief, The Boston Globe

Franklin Foer, Associate Editor, The New Republic            

Jeffrey Goldberg, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Religion Correspondent, NPR

James Harding, Washington Bureau Chief, Financial Times

Danna Harman, National Features Writer, Christian Science Monitor

Rome Hartman, Producer, CBS News “60 Minutes”

Melinda Henneberger, Contributing Editor, Newsweek

Wendy Kaminer, writer and author

Matt Labash, Staff Writer, The Weekly Standard

Frank Langfitt, Religion Writer, The Baltimore Sun

Jane Little, Religious Affairs Correspondent, BBC

John Parker, Washington Bureau Chief, The Economist

David Shribman, Executive Editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lynn Sweet, Washington Bureau Chief, Chicago Sun-Times

Steven Weisman, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent, The New York Times

Kenneth Woodward, Contributing Editor, Newsweek