Friday, December 01, 2006

'On Faith' Conversations Shed Light on Religion

'On Faith' - "Newsweek Magazine and The Washington Post created a new online interfaith dialogue 'On Faith' featuring opinions from some of the nation's top evangelical leaders and other religious heads.

Launched earlier this month, 'On Faith' features conversations on religion with more than 60 panelists, including Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission; Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church; Madeleine Albright, the first woman Secretary of State; evangelist Luis Palau, head of the Luis Palau Association; and Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.

The new dialogue comes out of a continued fascination on religion that is most pervasive yet least understood, as the makers of 'On Faith' stated.

'When I began talking about religion to people in Washington, normally a very cynical town, I was surprised at how interested they were and how much they wanted to talk about it,' said Sally Quinn, a reporter with The Washington Post. 'It was that continued fascination with the subject that led me and Jon to this conversation online.'

Quinn and Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek Magazine, opened a new way to talk about religion – shedding light rather than generating heat – from a wide spectrum of viewpoints. Questions are posted at least once a week which then generate response from the panel of distinguished figures as well as readers.


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