Religion and Politics Today: Tearing Down Walls, Building Bridges

By Michael Gottsegen

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, November 8, 2002

The author analyzes how religion can work in conjunction with politics in a time of such prevalence of religious pluralism in the U.S. He discusses two different perspectives: the first that religion should be completely separate from the political sphere; the second that religion is another factor that shapes the values and interests of citizens and thus shapes politics. He concludes that religious plurality will benefit society when citizens are no longer discouraged from bringing their religious values into the voting booth, and when religion is seen more as a 'bridge' to connecting with the political world.

Topic: Political Behavior, Religion and State, Public Opinion, Politics

Name of Publication: CLAL Politics and Policy Archive

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Genre: Other

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Gottsegen, Michael. Religion and Politics Today: Tearing Down Walls, Building Bridges. CLAL Politics and Policy Archive. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 8 November 2002: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2468


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