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The Faith Angle Conference Series

The Faith Angle conference 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. The biannual two-day conferences, held at the Pier House Resort in Key West, Fla., offer participants an opportunity to grapple with some of the most crucial issues facing Americans today, such as religion and the culture wars, the moral implications of advances in biotechnology, the prospects for democracy in the Muslim world and the influence of global Christianity on international politics. The relaxed setting and intimate group size allow for extended discussion and the kind of deeper reflection that is not always possible in today’s fast-paced world of breaking news.

The Faith Angle conference series is sponsored by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life and hosted by Michael Cromartie, vice president of the Ethics & Public Policy Center and senior adviser to the Pew Forum.

Conference brochure (PDF)


December 2008:

Vali Nasr and Jeffrey Goldberg: America and Islam After Bush

Eddie Glaude: Religion and Race: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective

John Green and Anna Greenberg: A Post-Election Look at Religious Voters in the 2008 Election


May 2008:

Michael Lindsay and David Kirkpatrick: American Evangelicalism: New Leaders, New Faces, New Issues

William Galston and Michael Gerson: Religious Voters in the 2008 Election

Andrew Newberg and David Brooks: Why Belief in God Persists

December 2007:

Stephen Prothero: Religious Literacy: What Every American Should Know

Wilfred McClay: Religion and Secularism: The American Experience

John Green: The Religion Factor in the 2008 Election

May 2007:

Richard Bushman: Mormonism and Democratic Politics: Are They Compatible?

Philip Jenkins: Global Schism: Is the Anglican Communion Rift the First Stage in a Wider Christian Split?

Ray Takeyh: God’s Will: Iran’s Polity and the Challenges of the Future

December 2006:

Peter Berger: Religion in a Globalizing World

Peter Berkowitz and Ari Shavit: Israel and the Future of Zionism

Karlyn Bowman and John Green: Understanding Religion’s Role in the 2006 Election

May 2006:

Michael Cook: How and Why Muhammad Made a Difference

William Galston: Religion, Moral Values and the Democratic Party

James Davison Hunter and Alan Wolfe: Is There A Culture War?

December 2005:

Grace Davie: Believing Without Belonging: Just How Secular Is Europe?

Edward Larson: The Biology Wars: The Religion, Science and Education Controversy

Leigh Eric Schmidt: Spirit Wars: American Religion in Progressive Politics

May 2005:

John DiIulio: With Ben Franklin’s Blessings: A Primer on “Faith-Based Initiatives”

Reuel Marc Gerecht: The Islamic Paradox: Religion and Democracy in the Middle East

Rick Warren and David Brooks: Myths of the Modern Mega-Church

December 2004:

Gilbert Meilaender and William Saletan: Bioethics and Human Nature: Exploring Some Background Issues

Michael Gerson: Religion, Rhetoric, and the Presidency

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