Christian-Jewish Council plans public discussion on the mixing of religion and politics
The Christian-Jewish Council of Greater Charleston will present a panel discussion, “Fragile Mix: Religion and Politics,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, 681 McCants Drive, Mount Pleasant.
This year’s GOP campaigns have raised religious issues and sensitivities. The upcoming campaigns, news coverage and presidential election are sure to continue touching on these issues.
In recent decades, a variety of religious backgrounds have been introduced. President John F. Kennedy was Roman Catholic, former presidential hopeful Sen. Joseph Lieberman is Jewish, and now Republican candidate Mitt Romney is Mormon. What does this mean for candidates? What kinds of challenges are raised?
The free discussion will be moderated by Rabbi Adam Rosenbaum of Synagogue Emanu-El in Charleston. Panelists include J. David Gillespie, former chairman of the political science department at Presbyterian College, and historian and author Jack Bass.
Call First Baptist Church at 884-8521.