Faith Angle Forum: November 2011

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The Faith Angle Forum held its semi-annual Conference on Religion, Politics & Public Life November 13-15, 2011 in South Beach, 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:

“Mormonism and Politics: Historical and Contemporary Issues”

Dr. David Campbell, Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, and co-author of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us

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“Six Decades as a Worldwide Religion Watcher: Observations and Lessons Learned”

Dr. Peter Berger, University Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, at Boston University, and founder of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs

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“Current Controversies in the Religion and Science Debates”

Dr. Ard Louis, Reader in Theoretical Physics and Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Oxford

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Participants:

Fred Barnes, Executive Editor, The Weekly Standard

Peter Boyer, Senior Writer, Newsweek/Daily Beast

Carl Cannon, Washington Editor, RealClearPolitics.com

Shelby Coffey, Trustee, Newseum

Timothy Dalrymple, Columnist/ Director of Content, Patheos.com

Peter David, Washington Bureau Chief, The Economist

Clare Duffy, Producer, NBC Nightly News

Paul Edwards, Editorial Page Editor, Deseret News

Andrew Ferguson, Senior Editor, The Weekly Standard

Micheal Flaherty, President, Walden Media

Frank Foer, Editor-at-Large, The New Republic

Michael Gerson, Columnist, The Washington Post

Eliza Griswold, Freelance Writer, The New YorkerThe Atlantic

David Mark, Senior Editor, Politico

Doyle McManus, Columnist, Los Angeles Times

Allison Pond, Editorial Writer, Deseret News

Kirsten Powers, Political Analyst, FOX News; Columnist, Daily Beast

Sally Quinn, Moderator, “On Faith,” The Washington Post

Philip Rucker, National Political Reporter, The Washington Post

Karen Tumulty, National Political Correspondent, The Washington Post