Faith Angle Forum: December 2004

The Faith Angle Forum held its semi-annual Conference on Religion, Politics & Public Life December 5-7, 2004 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, Rhetoric, & the Presidency”

Michael Gerson, Speech Writer & Policy Adviser to President George W. Bush

Carl Cannon, White House Correspondent, National Journal



“Bioethics & Human Nature: Exploring Some Background Issues”

Dr. Gilbert Meilaender, Richard & Phylllis Duesenberg Professor of Christian Ethics, Valparaiso University; Member, President’s Council on Bioethics

William Saletan, Chief Political Correspondent, Slate



“The Surge of the Shi’is in Iraq & its Implications for the Middle East”

Dr. Yitzhak Nakash, Fellow, Middle East Program, The Wilson Center

Franklin Foer, Editor, The New Republic


Select Press & Blog Coverage:

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David Brooks, Columnist, The New York Times

Elisabeth Bumiller, White House Correspondent, The New York Times

Alan Cooperman, Religion Correspondent, The Washington Post

E.J. Dionne, Columnist, The Washington Post

Clare Duffy, Producer, “NBC Nightly News”

Terry Eastland, Publisher, The Weekly Standard

Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Religion Correspondent, NPR

Jody Hassett, Producer, “ABC World News Tonight”

Melinda Henneberger, Contributing Editor, Newsweek

Jane Little, Religious Affairs Correspondent, BBC

Terry Mattingly, Columnist, Scripps Howard News Service

John Parker, Washington Bureau Chief, The Economist

Kathleen Parker, Columnist, Tribune Media Services

Hanna Rosin, Editorial Writer, The Washington Post

David Shribman, Executive Editor and Vice President, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rebecca Sinderbrand, National Affairs Reporter, Newsweek

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

David Van Biema, Religion Editor, Time Magazine

Steve Waldman, Editor-in-Chief, Beliefnet

Kenneth Woodward, Contributing Editor, Newsweek