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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

Senior Fellow
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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September 20, 2021

After September 11, 2021: The Next 20 Years (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 1 minutes

July 29, 2021

Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders: Systemic Racial Challenges (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 28 minutes

June 15, 2021

Writing About the Life “Beyond” (Video)

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