Religion & Politics: Faith, Democracy, and American Public Life

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, 6:30 PM

Program Admission: $5 NCC members, $8 non-members, and FREE for NMAJH members and Penn students & faculty with valid I.D.

Reservations Required. Call 215.923.3811 ext. 110 or order online.

 

Please note: this program is being held at the National Museum of American Jewish History located at 101 South Independence Mall East.

Since the founding of the Republic, Americans have struggled with the relationship between religion and politics, a complex issue that is particularly apparent this presidential election year. Jane Eisner, editor of the Forward and the Center’s former Vice President for National Programs, moderates a distinguished panel exploring the intersection of faith and American public life. Light reception to follow.

Panelists include:

  • John J. DiIulio, Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society at the University of Pennsylvania; Faculty Director & Co-Chair of the Director's Advisory Group, Robert A. Fox Leadership Program, University of Pennsylvania; Former Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
  • E.J. Dionne Jr., opinion writer, The Washington Post
  • Sarah Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

This program is part of an ongoing series presented by Penn’s Jewish Studies Program and the National Museum of American Jewish History and supported by the Arlene and Stanley Ginsburg Foundation that seeks to explore and draw connections between key themes of the American Jewish experience and broader dimensions of American history and culture. Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania’s Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society, the National Constitution Center, and the Forward.

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EVENT & PARKING INFORMATION:

Please note this program is being held at the National Museum of American Jewish History located at 101 South Independence Mall East.

Advance reservations required; call 215.923.3811 ext. 110 or order online.

The Bourse Garage, a block from the Museum, is open 24 hours a day and offers $8 four-hour parking with NMAJH validation. Entrance is between Market and Chestnut on Fourth Street.  Maximum height clearance for vehicles is 6' 4".

 

This event is part of Election 2012, the Center’s yearlong programming series on the key issues facing Americans during this important election year.

 

 

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