Transcript | Nov 21, 2011
Event Transcript: Lobbying for the Faithful

A November 2011 Pew Forum report gave a brief history of organized religious advocacy in Washington, D.C., and examined the major characteristics of religion-related advocacy. The Pew Forum hosted an event to discuss the report’s key findings with journalists, policymakers and representatives from organizations that advocate on religion-related issues in Washington.

Transcript | Oct 12, 2010
Can Civilization Survive Without God?

The Pew Forum invited brothers Christopher and Peter Hitchens to address the question of whether civilization needs God.

Transcript | Sep 15, 2010
Event Transcript: Muslim Networks and Movements in Western Europe

George Mason University Professor Peter Mandaville, Dilwar Hussain of the Islamic Foundation, and Maha Azzam of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House discussed key findings of a Pew Forum study containing profiles of some of the oldest, largest and most influential Muslim groups – from the Muslim Brotherhood to mystical Sufi orders and networks of religious scholars.

Transcript | Apr 28, 2010
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 […]

Transcript | Apr 27, 2010
A Conversation With Tariq Ramadan

European campaigns to ban burqas, the Swiss vote to bar new construction of minarets and attempted terrorist acts in the United States have renewed questions and concerns about the compatibility of Islam with Western society. Swiss-born scholar and philosopher of Islam Tariq Ramadan has written and spoken on the subject, generating widespread debate and reaction. […]

Transcript | Apr 15, 2010
Event Transcript: Tolerance and Tension

The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life held a conference call with journalists to discuss the findings of a new 19-country survey, “Tolerance and Tension: Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa.” The study finds that the vast majority of people in many sub-Saharan African nations are deeply committed to Christianity or Islam, […]

Transcript | Dec 17, 2009
Event Transcript: Global Restrictions on Religion

More than half a century ago, the United Nations affirmed the principle of religious freedom in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, defining it as “the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.” For just as long, journalists and human rights groups have reported on persecution of minority faiths, outbreaks of sectarian violence […]

Transcript | Nov 13, 2009
The Future of Evangelicals: A Conversation with Pastor Rick Warren

The evangelical Christian movement historically has been defined by its members’ distinctive doctrinal standards and practices. Yet in recent years many Americans have come to understand evangelicals more by their political, rather than religious, identity. The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life invited Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, […]

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