Journal Article

Faith based on what? A roundtable discussion

JR Jakobsen and RT Alpert

in Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Published on behalf of American Academy of Religion

Volume 70, issue 4, pages 821-832
Published in print December 2002 | ISSN: 0002-7189
Published online December 2002 | e-ISSN: 1477-4585 | DOI:
Faith based on what? A roundtable discussion

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The following roundtable developed from a special topics forum, ''Faith Based on What? Feminist Scholars of Religion Speak Out about the Bush Administration and Public Policy'', presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Denver in November 2001. The AAR Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession sponsored this session to highlight one of the major obstacles for women in the profession: the absence of women's voices and feminist perspectives in public debates about issues regarding religion. The panelists explored the connection between the wide range of policies the Bush administration has pursued that affect the well-being of women and the administration's proposal for an Office of Faith-Based Initiatives. Because of 11 September the conversation broadened to include issues of foreign as well as domestic policy. In both spheres government is very much involved in the task of defining ''religion'' and this ''religion'' is not just a private concern but, rather, is central to contemporary public policy.

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Subjects: Religious Studies

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