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Religious Wisdom in the Public Sphere?

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Publication Date: July 2009

Publisher(s): The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

Author(s): Tsvi Blanchard; Bradley Hirschfield; Irwin Kula

Series: CLAL Special Features Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Spirituality; Public policies; Church and State

Type: Other

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Blanchard, Hirschfield and Kula discuss how the boundaries between "sacred" and "secular" are currently evolving. They describe a spiritual - but not necessarily religious - language that is emerging in modern public policy. They statel that this language will re-engage the public without sacrificing the separation of church and state and the freedoms of a pluralist society.