March 26, 2012
- The Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle: Religion behind bars
For several years, I taught general humanities courses – literature, philosophy, history – in a university program offered to inmates in a Texas state prison facility in Rosharon, Texas. Students in the prison earned bachelor or master degrees in humanities from University of Houston-Clear Lake.
March 22, 2012
Reuters: In U.S., a growing unease at mixing politics with prayer
Americans are increasingly uneasy with the mingling of religion and politics, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center, in the midst of a campaign season punctuated by tussles over the role of faith in the public square.
March 22, 2012
Politico: Poll: Too much religion talk
Almost four in 10 Americans say there is “too much” talk of religion and prayer by politicians — an all-time high since the question was first asked more than 10 years ago, according to a new poll.
March 21, 2012
CNN: More Americans say too much religion in politics
For the first time since 2001, a plurality Americans say there is too much religious talk from politicians, according to a new survey released Wednesday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
March 15, 2012
- The Huffington Post
Huff. Post: Mitt Romney reflects 'Mormon culture' of moderation, expert says
Mitt Romney has called himself "severely conservative" but an expert on religion and politics said the Republican presidential front-runner, a Mormon, is a product of "Mormon culture," which contains "a real strain of moderation and pragmatism" on issues like same-sex relationships, abortion and immigration.