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God & Politics: Examining Religion in the 2012 Election

If you couldn’t make it to “God and Politics: Examining Religion in the 2012 Election,” an engaging and informative discussion by a panel of experts (including myself) about the role that religion is playing in the 2012 election, and the many directions that this powerful force could shift the campaign cycle, you’re in luck. A video of the event is available at the Center for American Progress website, as well as right here on our blog. Take a few minutes and watch the edifying presentation about the lay of the land when it comes to religion and politics (it’s begins about 2 minutes into the video) – or if you have time, watch the whole thing!

The other panelists included:

Joanna Brooks, columnist, Religion Dispatches; author of the upcoming book The Book of Mormon Girl: Stories from an American Faith
Shaun A. Casey, Professor of Christian Ethics, Wesley Theological Seminary; consultant to the Project on Religion and Post Conflict Reconstruction at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and author of The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy v. Nixon 1960
Rev. Gabriel Salguero, President, National Hispanic Evangelical Coalition; executive member of the Latino Leadership Circle

The discussion was moderated by Sally Steenland, Director, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative, Center for American Progress