June 1, 2013, Associated Press article about the Catholic Church’s waning influence in American politics. The article is posted on The Washington Post website.
Kenneth K. Wong holds the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Chair in Education Policy at Brown University in Providence, R.I. He also is director of the school’s Urban Education Policy Program and was the founding director in 2004 and 2005 of the National Research Center on School Choice, Competition and Student Achievement.
Michael Gottsegen is a visiting assistant professor in the Judaic studies program at Brown University n Providence, R.I. He studies the relation between the Jewish religion and public and political life.
Calvin Goldscheider is a professor of Judaic studies and sociology at Brown University in Providence, R.I. He is also a scholar-in-residence at the Center for Israel Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. He is the author of many books, including Cultures in Conflict: The Arab-Israeli Conflict and Studying the Jewish Future.
Swami Yogatmananda is the priest of the Vedanta Society of Providence in Rhode Island.
Donna M. Hughes is a professor at the University of Rhode Island, where she holds the Eleanor M. and Oscar M. Carlson Endowed Chair in the women’s studies program. She has expertise in violence, slavery and sexual exploitation. She focuses on domestic sex trafficking in the U.S., anti-trafficking policy and prostitution and teaches courses on sex […]
Gordon S. Wood is a professor of history at Brown University in Providence, R.I., specializing in the American Revolutionary era. He wrote Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different (Penguin Press, 2006). In it he argues that the founders had a clear vision of the life of a nation as a matter of moral progress.
Ross S. Kraemer teaches religious studies at Brown University in Providence, R.I., and specializes in women’s religions in antiquity.
Kenneth Miller is a biology professor at Brown University and author of Finding Darwin’s God: A Scientist’s Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution. He felt that the debate over intelligent design and evolution was both religious and political in that ID proponents want to enlist the government to ensure their ideas are taught in public […]