Uniting America--Matters of Faith: Religion in American Public Life
The second Assembly in the Uniting America series, convened in March 2000. The participants discussed how we can--and why we should--hear religious voices in the public square, and tried to create a bridge between public life and religion. The group reaffirmed its committment to the inalienable right of religious freedom based upon the worth and dignity of each human being, and articulated a call for all citizens with religious convictions to engage in civic life.
Raise any number of public issues—health care, education, welfare—and religious beliefs inevitably shape Americans' viewpoints. On certain topics the introduction of religion can be explosive. This book discusses how we can and why we should hear religious voices in the public square.