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Religion and Politics 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

In the midst of this year's election season, join us to hear from nationally recognized experts as we consider a wide range of issues concerning the intersections of religion and American society.

Conference Schedule

7:30am Registration and Breakfast
8:00am Welcome: Dr. Graham Reside, Executive Director, Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership in the Professions and Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt Divinity School
8:15am Opening Address: Dr. Robert P. Jones , CEO and Founder, Public Religion Research Institute: "God & Politics: What Public Opinion Tells us about the Role of Religion in the 2012 Elections"

BREAKOUT SESSIONS (Attendees rotate through all three sessions.)

Rev. Linda Walling, Executive Director, Faithful Reform in Health Care

Stephen Fotopulos, Executive Director, TN Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition
Dr. Robert M. Parham, Executive Director, Baptist Center for Ethics and

Susan Pace Hamill, Professor of Law, University of Alabama

9:00 – 9:50am Breakout Session #1
10:00 – 10:50am Breakout Session #2
11:00 – 11:50am Breakout Session #3

12:00pm  Lunch

1:00pm Closing Address: Dr. James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History and Dean, Vanderbilt Divinity School

2:00pm Conclusion of conference

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PRRI God and Politics Vanderbilt Presentation

To see the underlying studies that informed Dr. Jones' presentation, visit the Public Religion Research Institute website at

  Health Care

The Heart in Health Care Reform - PDF

Faithful Reform in Health Care website

Vision Statement: A Faith-Inspired Vision for Health Care

A Moral Vision for Our Health Care Future (comparison of the Affordable Care Act to the Vision Statement)


Articles and Books by Susan Pace Hamill