Center for American Progress

: The Role of Faith in Politics and Public Policy
Past Event

The Role of Faith in Politics and Public Policy

A Conversation between Bishop Gene Robinson and former Representative Patrick Murphy

12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

From marriage equality to income inequality, the role of faith is crucial to the public debate. It can serve as a weapon to divide and create fear, or as an inclusive force to advance justice and equality. Please join CAP senior fellow and former congressman Patrick Murphy and CAP senior fellow Bishop Gene Robinson as they explore the role of faith in politics and public policy. Murphy and Robinson will examine marriage equality for same-sex couples, women’s reproductive health, religious liberty, and other issues in the news. In addition, Robinson will discuss ideas from his new book, God Believes in Love, where he makes the religious case for marriage equality for same-sex couples. Murphy will reflect on his time in Congress, and the role his Catholic faith played in helping him champion a wide range of issues, including gay rights, health reform, and women’s health.

Welcoming Remarks:
Sally Steenland, Director, Faith & Progressive Policy Initiative, Center for American Progress

Distinguished Panelists:
Bishop Gene Robinson, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire and Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Patrick Murphy, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress