What is the role of faith in politics and how much influence should it have?
The First Amendment states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” However, the phrase “separation of church and state” itself does not appear in the United States Constitution. Faith and religion clearly have an influence in politics but how much influence should it have?
We will have three panelists, from a Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faith background to talk about their perspective:
- Kerry Hasler-Brooks, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Messiah College, Grantham PA.
- Rabbi Jason Bonner, Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen
- Rubina Tareen, Chaplin, Alvernia University, Reading, PA
When: February 14, 2018 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Where: Peter Becker Community,
at Maplewood Estates Main Building, 815 Maplewood Drive, Harleysville, PA 19438
4 thoughts on “Faith and Politics”
Why do you not also have a panelist who is of no religion? Surely important for any discussion which includes issues on the separation of church and State?
Jacqueline, thanks for this excellent question. We thought about it as well and are currently working on to find a speaker. Any suggestion is highly apprechiated!
Thank you for your response. One suggestion I have is someone from the Unitarian Universalist community. I am not a member of one, but there is a fellowship in Collegeville: The Thomas Paine UU Fellowship.
Thanks Jacqueline. We will look into it.