Transcript: Religion and Progressive Politics in 2008

Source Organization: Pew Research Center

Speaker: Laura Olson, Jennifer Butler and Chris Korzen

Venue: Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life


05/01/2008 - A variety of religious voices have been prominent in the 2008 presidential campaign to date, and to the surprise of many observers, these voices include religious activists with liberal and progressive perspectives. They describe a growing movement focused on justice and the common good. Where did this movement come from, and how might it influence this year's election?

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life invited Laura Olson, author of the forthcoming book with the working title, Generals Without an Army: The Protestant Left in American Politics; Jennifer Butler, author of Born Again: The Christian Right Mobilized; and Chris Korzen, Executive Director of Catholics United, to discuss the issue.

Participants:
Laura Olson, Political Science professor, Clemson University
Jennifer Butler, Executive Director, Faith in Public Life
Chris Korzen, Executive Director, Catholics United

Moderator:
John Green, Senior Fellow in Religion and American Politics, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

Watch a video of the discussion and read the transcript Religion and Progressive Politics in 2008 on the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Web site.

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