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Religion in American Public Life

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American politics and policy ranging from church-state relations to immigration and the environment all have a significant religious dimension. Social and political movements are often motivated by faith or religious identity, and some of the most contentious public debates of our time revolve around moral beliefs. These resources address the changing role of religion in American public life.

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Shaun Casey

Director
Walsh School of Foreign Service

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Paul Elie

Senior Fellow

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David Hollenbach

Senior Fellow
Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of Theology and Religious Studies

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American Pilgrimage Project Conversations

The American Pilgrimage Project invites Americans of diverse backgrounds to sit together and talk to each other one-to-one about the role their religious beliefs have played at crucial moments in their lives. The conversations are recorded by

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November 16, 2020

Exposing Caste Discrimination in the United States (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 4 minutes

November 15, 2020

Jewish Ritual and Activism for Racial Justice (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 5 minutes

November 12, 2020

The Education of an Idealist (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 10 minutes