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March 26, 2011, 1:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Session 4: Religion

  • Erik Owens, Associate Director, Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theology and International Studies, Boston College (moderator)
  • Jeff Bundy, Community Relations Manager, WHYY
  • Francis Graham Lee, Professor of Political Science, St. Joseph’s University
  • Jeanne Halgren Kilde, Director, Religious Studies Program, University of Minnesota
  • Thomas Kidd, Associate Professor of History and Senior Fellow, Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University
  • Munir Kreidie, teacher, Kensington CAPA
  • Susan Meyer, Senior Director, Marketing, Communications, and Organizational Development, WOSU Public Media
  • Laurence Tom, pastor, Chinese Christian Church and Center

Guiding Questions for Discussion

  • Is there a religious obligation to become an active participant in society? How does religion create both civility and incivility?

  • Is civility and manners the same?

  • Can religion aid in teaching civility?