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Keeping the Faith: The Role of Religion and Faith Communities in Preventing Teen Pregnancy

Washington, D.C.


  • John J. DiIulio, Ph.D., Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
  • Senator Joseph Lieberman (invited)
  • Bill Galston, Ph.D., Chair, National Campaign’s Task Force on Religion and Public Values
  • Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, Ph.D., Co-Director, National Marriage Project
  • Brian Wilcox, Ph.D., Director, Center on Children, Families, and the Law, Univ. of Nebraska
  • Isabel Sawhill, Ph.D., President, National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
  • Sister Mary Rose McGeady, President and CEO, Covenant House
  • Brenda Rhodes Miller, Executive Director, DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
  • Melissa Rogers, Executive Director, Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
  • Pat Funderburk Ware, President and CEO, Preserving Family Well-Being Foundation
  • Rev. Tom Davis, Chair, Planned Parenthood Clergy Advisory Board
  • Jennifer Hirsch, Assistant Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • Stafford Armstead, Cultural Enrichment Director, Salvation Army/Boys & Girls Club, Richmond

About the cosponsoring organizations:

  • The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Lifeseeks to promote a deeper understanding of how religion shapes the ideas and institutions of American society by creating a platform for research and discussion of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs.
  • The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancyis a private, nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the well-being of children and families by reducing teen pregnancy. Its goal is to reduce the teen pregnancy rate by one-third between 1996 and 2005.

Contact: Bill Albert, Communications Director, National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, (202) 478-8510

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