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National Historic Context: The Founding Fathers, the First Amendment, and the Starting Point for U.S. Discussions of Religion and Politics


For the benefit of our college faculty: When you yourself teach young people, what works best, from your own experiences as a religious leader, in terms of bringing intercultural understanding about/between/among people of different faiths? How best do we bridge religious divides? Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis addresses tools that allow students to determine where history and religion in the United States have intersected historically through primary sources which demonstrate religious diversity throughout U.S. history.