March 20, 2019

Religion and politics seem to be at the forefront in today’s news. The School of Theology and Religious Studies and Office of the President at Catholic University is sponsoring a discussion on the interface between religion and politics.

The event panel takes place on Wednesday, March 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium at Catholic University.

The event include three speakers who will explore how religion and politics come together and how they have an effect on each other. Participants will take an in depth look at the influence of these topics in today’s society.

It will begin with a lecture by Kenneth Woodward on why religion is no longer significant in Presidential politics. Woodward is a recipient of the National Magazine Award and retired religion editor of Newsweek who worked there for 38 years.

Responding to his lecture will be:

  • Peter Wehner, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, who has previously worked in the Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, and George H.W. Bush administrations and continues to be a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.
  • William Arthur Galston, a senior fellow who holds the Ezra K. Zilka Chair in Governance studies at the Brooking Institute. Galston served as deputy assistant to President Clinton for domestic policy, and writes a weekly column for the Wall Street Journal.

A reception and book signing will follow. Woodward’s latest book, Getting Religion: Faith, Culture, Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Ascent of Trump, will be available for sale.

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MEDIA: To attend this event, contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at or 202-319-5600.