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Publication Date: April 2009

Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Michael Gottsegen

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Politics (Political ideologies and movements)

Keywords: Congregations; Values; Social Problems; Advocacy

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The author explores the ideal of citizenship and issues of the common good. He questions whether religion can contribute to a rejuvenation of American political and civic life, and calls on religious leaders to raise the bar of expectations.