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Public Conversations

Religion in Public Life

Audience and panel at the Public Conversation: Religion in Public Life. Click to view more photos from the event.

This Public Conversation explored the relationship between religion and public life in America, and the Charlotte region in particular. The discussion addressed the intersection of religion, politics and culture, and examined current and historic issues involving separtation of church and state. Moderator: Mark Rumsey - WFAE Panelists: Phillip Allen - Americans United for Separation of Church and State Patrick Cannon - Mayor Pro Tem, City of Charlotte Anne Blue Wills - Associate Professor of Religion, Davidson College Resources: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life Americans United for Separation of Church and State Alliance Defense Fund American Atheists Damon Linker, author "The Religious Test: Why We Must Question the Beliefs of Our Leaders" God's Long Summer by Charles Marsh