Notre Dame welcomed five of the nation’s most prominent religious leaders to campus for a panel presentation to discuss the role of faith in American democracy.
Panelists included Rev. Richard Cizik, president of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good; Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, archbishop of Louisville; Elder Dallin H. Oaks, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Rabbi David Saperstein, director and counsel of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; and Rick Warren, founding pastor, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, Calif.
The discussion was moderated by David Campbell, professor of political science; and M. Cathleen Kaveny, the John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and Professor of Theology.
About the Forum
At a time when political stalemates have become the norm, and mudslinging replaces problem solving, the 2012-13 Notre Dame Forum, “A More Perfect Union: The Future of America’s Democracy” challenges us to reflect on ways to bring positive change to our nation’s democratic system, leading to solutions for our nation’s most pressing problems.
Established by University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., in 2005, the Notre Dame Forum has brought leading authorities to campus to discuss substantive issues of the day. Past forum topics have included immigration, sustainability, global health, K-12 education and the role of religious faith in a plural world.