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Senator Clinton, DiIulio Headline Dec. 17 Forum in New York

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Date Fri, 14 Dec 2001 13:34:15 -0500

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Senator Clinton, John DiIulio Headline Dec. 17 Forum in New York City
on The Role of Religion in Public Life

What: Forum on The Role of Religion in Public Life, with

- Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
- John J. DiIulio, former director, White House Office of Faith-Based and
Community Initiatives
- Stephen Goldsmith, Chairman, Corporation for National and Community
- E.J. Dionne, Jr., Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Co-Chair, Pew
Forum on Religion and Public Life, and columnist for the Washington Post

When: Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, from Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 W. 138th Street, New York, N.Y.


Before Sept. 11, the nation was engaged in a broad debate over faith-based
institutions and their role in solving social problems.  Since Sept. 11, the
importance of religion in our civic life has been underscored by the
spontaneous search of many Americans for solidarity, understanding and
comfort through their congregations and by a newly urgent discussion about
religious liberty and pluralism.

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and the Brookings Institution are
sponsoring the Dec. 17 discussion on faith-based social action and the role
of religion in public life.

Opening remarks will be followed by a town hall meeting featuring
contributors to a new volume edited by E. J. Dionne, Jr., and Ming Hsu Chen,
entitled Sacred Places, Civic Purposes: Should Government Help Faith-Based
Charity?  The Rev. Dr. Eileen W. Lindner, National Council of Churches
Deputy General Secretary for Research and Planning and Editor, Yearbook of
American and Canadian Churches, will be among contributors present.


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