Keeping the Faith - Prayer, Policy and Presidential Politics

When religious rhetoric rides the campaign trail, is America's First Freedom in jeopardy? As Presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle campaign on the basis of their faith and its influence on critical policy decisions, there is a troubling escalation of unconstitutional roles played today by religion in the political process.

On the day that Democratic candidates gather in New Hampshire for a debate on important issues facing the American public, nationally-recognized legal, political and religious experts will examine issues of Church-State separation and why using faith to appeal to voters in the Presidential campaign is a slippery slope.

WHAT: Keeping the Faith - Prayer, Policy and Presidential Politics

                    Often referred to as the "first freedom," the constitutional-guarantee of religious liberty is the foundation for the separation of Church and State. As Democratic candidates for President prepare for Tuesday's New Hampshire debate, national experts will examine the encroaching role of religion in politics and policy today.

WHEN: TUESDAY, September 25
10:00 am

WHERE: Radisson Hotel Manchester, Hawthorne Room
700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH

CALL-IN NUMBER for Media and Bloggers:
1-800-423-1988, Password: 1144724


                    * Reverend Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, President, The Interfaith Alliance Foundation
                    * Gregory G. Lebel, Assistant Professor of Political Management at George Washington University
                    * The Reverend Olivia Holmes, Minister of the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church, TIA Board, UUA United Nations Office Board of Directors

                    * Richard A. Hesse, Emeritus Professor of Law, Franklin Pierce Law Center

First Freedom First is a joint project of The Interfaith Alliance Foundation <>; and Americans United for Separation of Church & State;

Myra Clark-Siegel
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