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The Revival of Public Religion in Politics24:50

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Many Americans have turned to prayer for comfort and support since 9-11 and so have our political leaders. But some find the combination of patriotism and religion being practiced in the marbled corridors of Congress deeply troubling, given how embedded the idea of separation of church and state is to the nation. Last month, a quarter of the legislature met for a private day of prayer within the Capitol Building. Patriotism has been tied to religion in the rhetoric from many politicians. This hour, the blurring line between church and state.


This program aired on January 8, 2002.

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