Faith in Public Life is holding a panel this morning to discuss the roles of evangelical and Catholic voters this fall and the energy around a common good agenda.
The panelists are Steve Waldman from Beliefnet, Ron Stief from Faith in Public Life, Alexia Kelley from Catholics In Alliance for the Common Good, Zack Exley from the blog revolutioninjesusland.com and moderator Amy Sullivan from Time.
Here are a few snippets that give you an idea of what they're saying.
Steif: People of faith are embracing a broader agenda. We're seeking common ground, and we're seeking new dialogue. The religious right no longer controls the values debate in this country.
Waldman: In 2004, I think there was one faith caucus meeting. It was a sad little affair. The key line from the last convention speech was John Kerry's speech. He welcomed people of faith. It sounded like it was some other group that he was welcoming. In this case, they're saying ‘we are people of faith.' It's a big open question, which way this ...1