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Religion, Culture, and International Conflict

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by Michael Cromartie Editor · David Bloom Contributor

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As religiously grounded moral arguments have become ever more influential factors in the national debate-particularly reinforced by recent presidential elections and the creation of the faith-based initiative office in the White House-journalists' ignorance about theological convictions has often worked to distort the public discourse on important policy issues. Pope John Paul II's pronouncements on stem-cell research, the constitutional controversies regarding faith-based initiatives, the emerging participation of Muslims in American life-issues like these require political journalists in print and broadcast media to cover religious contexts that many admit they are ill-equipped to understand. Put differently, these news events reflect subtle theological nuances and deep faith commitments that shape the activities of religious believers in the public square. Inasmuch as a faith tradition is an active or significant participant in the public arena, journalists will need to better understand the theological sources and religious convictions that motivate this political activity. The current national discourse has brought faith and its relationship to public policy to the forefront of our daily news. Since 1999, the Ethics and Public Policy Center, through the generosity of the Pew Charitable Trusts, has hosted six conferences for national journalists to help raise the level of their reporting by increasing their understanding of religion, religious communities, and the religious convictions that inform the political activity of devout believers. This book contains the presentations and conversations that grew out of those conferences.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Imprint:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date:
2005

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Michael Cromartie (Editor)

Michael Cromartie is vice president at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is the editor of several books, most recently A Public Faith: Evangelicals and Civic Engagement (2003).

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Michael Cromartie (Contributor)

Michael Cromartie is vice president at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is the editor of several books, most recently A Public Faith: Evangelicals and Civic Engagement (2003).

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Creators

Contributor :
Barbara Bradley Hagerty
Contributor :
David Frum
Contributor :
Jeffery L. Sheler
Contributor :
Caryle Murphy
Contributor :
William A. Galston
Contributor :
Franklin Foer
Contributor :
Philip Jenkins
Contributor :
Christopher Hitchens
Contributor :
John B. Judis
Contributor :
David Bloom
Contributor :
Peter Brown
Contributor :
Carl M. Cannon
Contributor :
Jane Mayer
Contributor :
Wendy Kaminer
Contributor :
Paul West
Editor :
Michael Cromartie
Contributor :
Michael Cromartie
Contributor :
David Shribman
Contributor :
David Brooks
Contributor :
Paul Richter
Contributor :
Bruce Hoffman
Contributor :
Judith Shulevitz
Contributor :
Patricia Cohen
Contributor :
Jeffrey Goldberg
Contributor :
Peter Steinfels
Contributor :
E. J. Dionne
Contributor :
Samuel P. Huntington
Contributor :
Kenneth L. Woodward
Contributor :
John Cochran
Contributor :
Colleen Carroll
Contributor :
Alan Cooperman
Contributor :
Nina Easton
Contributor :
Jane J. Eisner
Contributor :
Hillel Fradkin
Contributor :
John H. Fund
Contributor :
James Turner Johnson
Contributor :
Gilles Kepel
Contributor :
John Leo
Contributor :
Ruth Marcus
Contributor :
Duncan Moon
Contributor :
Dan Morgan
Contributor :
Roy Mottahedeh
Contributor :
Jay Tolson
Contributor :
Karen Tumulty
Contributor :
David Van Biema
Contributor :
George Wiegel
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