report | Oct 3, 2005

Abortion, the Court and the Public

The confirmation hearings for Harriet Miers to become a justice of the Supreme Court will once again highlight a complex web of issues related to abortion, on which she may become the swing vote. While activists on both sides describe abortion as an issue on which there is no middle ground, decades of polling have […]

report | Aug 3, 2005

Abortion and Rights of Terror Suspects Top Court Issues

Summary of Findings Abortion has dominated the early skirmishing over President Bush’s nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court. But the public takes a more expansive view of the court’s agenda. Indeed, about as many Americans rate the rights of detained terrorist suspects as a very important issue for the Supreme Court as say […]

report | Jul 1, 2005

Abortion Wild Card In Battle Over O’Connor’s Successor

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s decision to step down from the Supreme Court sets up a possible next chapter in the nation’s culture wars. If the debate over O’Connor’s replacement turns into a referendum on Roe vs. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision establishing a woman’s right to abortion, the argument is likely to galvanize a significant […]

transcript | Jul 21, 2004

One Electorate Under God? A Dialogue on Religion and American Politics

10:30am-Noon Washington, D.C. Speakers: Congressman David Price (D-NC) Congressman Mark Souder (R-IN) David Brooks, columnist, The New York Times; Contributing Editor, Newsweek E.J. Dionne, Jr., Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; columnist, Washington Post Writers Group Moderator: Luis Lugo, Director, The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life LUIS LUGO: Good morning, and thank you all […]

report | Jul 1, 2004

One Electorate Under God? A Dialogue on Religion and American Politics

Pew Forum Dialogues on Religion & Public Life E.J. Dionne Jr., Jean Bethke Elshtain, Kayla Drogosz, Series Editors Executive Summary (.pdf) Read about the Pew Forum Dialogues Series The United States has been described as a nation with the soul of a church. Religion is discussed more explicitly and more urgently in American politics than […]

transcript | Jun 23, 2004

The Body Politic and the Body of Christ: Candidates, Communion and the Catholic Church

9:00 – 10:30 a.m Washington, D.C. Speakers include: Thomas J. Reese, S.J., Editor-in-Chief, America: The National Catholic Weekly George Weigel, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center Moderator: Luis Lugo, Director, the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life LUIS LUGO: Good morning. I’m Luis Lugo, and I am the director of the Pew Forum […]

report | Mar 6, 2002

Interfaith Panel looks to President’s Bioethics Council to frame public debate

Panel divided over moral status of human embryo The President’s Council on Bioethics should work to establish a framework for public moral debate and should determine how to make progress in a discussion that is essentially gridlocked over the issue of the moral status of the human embryo, a panel of Christian and Jewish theologians […]

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