Experts Urge Caution in Mixing Religion With Politics

March 17, 2004

Source: The Interfaith Alliance

On March 17, 2004 The Interfaith Alliance reported, "President George W. Bush and Senator John F. Kerry were cautioned to use religion and religious language carefully in their campaigns and to avoid counting on any specific constituency to vote as a bloc. The advice came from a diversity of national leaders in the fields of culture, politics, and religion at a forum exploring the intersection of religion and politics, hosted by The Interfaith Alliance Foundation at the National Press Club in Washington, D. C.

The panelists were Dr. Diana Eck, Director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University; the Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Jr., Senior Minister at The Riverside Church in New York City; syndicated columnist Clarence Page of The Chicago Tribune; Paul M. Weyrich, chairman of The Free Congress Foundation; and John Zogby, president of Zogby International, one of the nation’s leading polling firms."