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Can Religion Save Politics? Can Politics Save Religion?

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Publication Date: January 2001

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

Author(s): Tsvi Blanchard; Shari Cohen; Michael Gottsegen

Series: CLAL Jewish Public Forum Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

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

Keywords: Jewish Identification; Public Policies; Church and State

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


In this roundtable discussion, Blanchard, Cohen and Gottsegen reflect on the reemergence of religion in politics. They investigate how people are forming loyalties to purposes beyond themselves and their families in new ways; they also look at how the functions and meanings of the political and religious realms are changing.