Penn Profs Join E.J. Dionne Jr. on Religion and Politics Panel at National Museum of American Jewish History

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460October 10, 2012

WHO:          Panelists:

                    John J. DiIulio, Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society, University of Pennsylvania, and former director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives


                     E.J. Dionne Jr., Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; opinion writer, The Washington Post; and professor, Georgetown University


                     Sarah Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and professor of history at Penn


WHAT:           “Religion & Politics:  Faith, Democracy and American Public Life” Panel Discussion


WHEN:           Wednesday, October 17, at 6:30 p.m.


WHERE:         National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall East, 5th and Market streets, Philadelphia


Presented by the Jewish Studies Program at Penn and the National Museum of American Jewish History, with support from the Arlene and Stanley Ginsburg Foundation, the panel will explore the intersections between religion and politics in American life.  Jane Eisner, editor-in-chief of The Jewish Daily Forward, will moderate the discussion. A reception will follow.

Sponsored by the Penn Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society and co-sponsored by the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia, The Jewish Daily Forward and the National Constitution Center, the event is open to the public. Tickets are $8 each. Admission is free for Penn students, faculty and staff with a PennCard and NMAJH members with valid ID. Admission is $5 for National Constitution Center members.  Tickets are available at