EVENT: Faith, Culture & Religious Freedom in 21st Century America

The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and Manhattan Declaration bring you a conversation about the future of religious freedom in America featuring a diverse group of expert voices.

The first speaker begins at the 1:57 mark; the panel starts at the 12:15 mark

Read the full event transcript here.


Russell Moore


Russell Moore is President of the ERLC. In this role, he leads the organization in all its efforts to connect the agenda of the kingdom of Christ to the cultures of local congregations for the sake of the mission of the gospel in the world. He and his wife Maria are the parents of five boys. Read more here.

Jennifer Marshall

Jennifer Marshall


As director of domestic policy studies at The Heritage Foundation, Jennifer A. Marshall oversees research in areas that determine the character of our culture: education, marriage, family, religion and civil society. She has spoken at national and international forums, testified before Congress and appeared on numerous radio and television shows.

Kirsten Powers

Kirsten Powers


Kirsten Powers is a columnist for The Daily Beast. She is also a contributor to USA Today and a Fox News political analyst. She served in the Clinton administration from 1993 to 1998 and has worked in New York state and city politics. Her writing has been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, The New York Observer and Salon.com.

Timothy Shah

Timothy Shah

Berkely Center

Timothy Shah is associate director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and visiting assistant professor in government at Georgetown University. He is a political scientist specializing in the relationship between religion and political freedom in theory, history, and contemporary practice.

Ross Douthat

Ross Douthat


Ross Douthat joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in April 2009. Previously, he was a senior editor at the Atlantic and a blogger for theatlantic.com. His most recent book is Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (Free Press, 2012).

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