Religion has become a fixture in American electoral politics. In fact, social issues have arguably been more prominent in the early 2012 presidential campaign than economic concerns. While such clashes typically give off tremendous heat but shed little light, we believe these issues are too important to ignore -- particularly given the stakes of the 2012 elections.
This half-day symposium will feature presentations from some of the leading researchers and national commentators on the nexus of religion and politics. Participants can choose from a variety of topical sessions to explore the issues they care about most.
For more information and to RSVP, please visit the Texas Freedom Network event page.
"Religion in the 2012 Elections" is co-sponsored by the Baker Institute, the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund and the Rice University Religion and Public Life Program.
Watch the entire event:
- Video 1: Panel Session (John Green, D. Michael Lindsay, Leonard Pitts)
- Video 2: Islamophobia with M.A. Muqtedar Khan
- Video 3: Politics, Religion and Immigration with Elaine Howard Ecklund
- Video 4: Abortion and Gay Rights with Anna Greenberg
- Video 5: Religion, Science and Politics with Neal F. Lane