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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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David Hollenbach

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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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April 3, 2024

A Conversation with Biographer Jonathan Eig (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 16 minutes

March 21, 2024

Whose Story to Tell? Writing About, For, and Alongside Children on the Move (Video)

Duration: 58 minutes

February 28, 2024

The Church’s Mission in a Polarized World (Video)

Duration: 28 minutes


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