Anne Farris Rosen wrote about the intersection of religion and public life in government and politics.
The Expanding Administrative Presidency: George W. Bush and the Faith-Based Initiative
This report published by the Rockefeller Institute of Government and The Pew Charitable Trusts describes how President George W. Bush implemented a faith-based delivery of government services by changing regulations and increasing funding to religious organizations. The unprecedented policy challenged the longstanding legal barriers separating church and state.
Anne Farris Rosen wrote reports and articles for the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. Her writings include:
U.S. Religious Landscape Survey
This groundbreaking survey details the religious affiliation of Americans. Based on interviews with more than 35,000 Americans, the survey explores major changes in American religious beliefs. Anne Farris Rosen wrote the Survey’s Introduction, Summary of Key Findings, and A Brief History of Religion and the U.S. Census.
Health Care: Politics in the Pews
Anne Farris Rosen wrote about how religious groups influenced national health care reform.
President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Shortly after taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama retained an office of faith-based partnership that he inherited from his predecessor. Anne Farris Rosen detailed the projected goals and tasks of this White House office.
Lawsuit Challenges Bush Administration’s Faith-Based Initiative
A lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court challenged President Bush’s sweeping “faith-based initiative,” contending it promoted religion and gave preference to faith-based organizations.
Narrow Confirmation Vote Places Alito in O’Connor’s Seat on High Court
The U.S. Senate confirmed Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court, raising concerns about how the new judge would rule on cases involving separation of church and state.
Religion Proving an Important Piece of the Political Landscape
As religion assumed a high-profile role in politics, Republicans and Democrats ratcheted up their messages to the faith community to cultivate an influential constituency.
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