Religious Freedom in Contemporary America
Tuesday, we’re broadcasting our conversation from a conference on religious liberty hosted by Claremont Graduate University over the weekend. Doug was joined by guests to tackle questions at the heart of the debate over the role of religion in the public square: what fears are driving both sides? What does the constitution guarantee? What does that mean in the public and private arenas? And finally, how do we find common ground for discussing faith and governance in a fractured society?
- Kathleen Flake is the Richard L. Bushman Chair of Mormon Studies at the University of Virginia. She's the author of The Politics of Religious Identity: The Seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon Apostle [Indiebound|Amazon]
- Monica Miller is Senior Counsel at the American Humanist Association's Legal Center in Washington, DC. Her work focuses on issues surrounding the separation of church and state, which she litigates across the country.
- Rev. Steve Pieters is a retired pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church. He's also an LGBT activist, and served for 11 years as field director for MCC's AIDS Ministry.
- Michael Uhlmann is a professor of politics and policy at the Claremont Graduate University. He had a distinguished career in government which included serving as special assistant to President Ronald Reagan.