Sunday, April 30, 2006

Cruising with politics and religion

On Thursday, we mentioned that the Rev. Peter G. Young was honored with the Interfaith Alliance Rev. Robert Lamar Humanitarian Award. The keynote address was given by Denise Taft Davidoff, a founding director of the Interfaith Alliance, a nationwide organization of 150,000 members. Yesterday, on the religion page of the Times Union, she wrote about politics and religion ( a favorite topic here at Albany Catholic).
We need to train a new generation of leaders who understand the intersection of religion and politics in our nation's history, who appreciate what gifts the First Amendment bestows and who want to preserve the glory of religious liberty.

We need to provide them with the tools to shape our democracy to reflect America's rich diversity of heritage, culture, religion and values. And we and they must learn to speak of these things with strangers at the dinner table.

You can read the entire article here.