Faith Angle Forum: May 2004

The Faith Angle Forum held its semi-annual Conference on Religion, Politics & Public Life May 23-25, 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:

“The 2004 Election: The Polls & the Religion Factor”

Dr. John C. Green, Professor of Political Science, University of Akron; Director, Ray C. Bliss Institute for Applied Politics

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


“The Age of Sacred Terror”

Steven Simon, Senior Analyst, RAND Corporation

John Parker, Washington Bureau Chief, The Economist


“The Transformation of American Religion & Its Political Implications”

Dr. Alan Wolfe, Professor of Political Science; Director, Boisi Center for Religion & American Life, Boston College

David Brooks, Columnist, The New York Times



Genieve Abdo, Religion Reporter, Chicago Tribune

Lisa Beyer, Assistant Managing Editor, Time Magazine

Peter Canellos, Washington Bureau Chief, The Boston Globe

Carl Cannon, White House Correspondent, National Journal

Zev Chafets, Columnist, New York Daily News

Lynette Clemetson, Domestic Correspondent, The New York Times

Linda Feldmann, White House Writer, Christian Science Monitor

Nancy Gibbs, Editor at Large, Time Magazine

Sian Gibby, Religion Editor, Slate

Joshua Green, Senior Editor, The Atlantic Monthly

Melinda Henneberger, Contributing Editor, Newsweek

Linda Kulman, Senior Writer, U.S. News & World Report

Mark Leibovich, Political Writer, The Washington Post

Ryan Lizza, Associate Editor, The New Republic

Shailagh Murray, Staff Writer, The Wall Street Journal

Kathleen Parker, Columnist, Tribune Media Services

Mark Pinsky, Religion Reporter, The Orlando Sentinel

William Powers, Media Correspondent, National Journal

Paul Richter, Diplomatic Correspondent, The Los Angeles Times

Karen Tumulty, National Correspondent, Time Magazine

Elizabeth Wilner, Political Director, NBC News