From left to right: Michael Barone, John Green, Michael
Cromartie and E.J. Dionne at the December 2007 Faith Angle
Conference in Key West, Fla.
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Gilbert Meilaender and William Saletan: Bioethics and Human Nature: Exploring Some Background Issues
Michael Gerson: Religion, Rhetoric, and the Presidency