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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

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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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July 16, 2020

Religious and Secular Dynamics of Social Thought (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 4 minutes

July 1, 2020

Listening to Black Clergy (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 1 minutes

June 18, 2020

Christian Nationalism in the United States (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 1 minutes