On this episode of The VUU, we are joined by the Rev. Nate Walker, executive director for the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute in Washington, D.C. We talk about federal and state Religious Freedom Restoration Acts and issues of religion in public life.
Original air date: January 22, 2015
- Walker is the co-editor with Edwin J. Greenlee of Whose God Rules? Is the United States a Secular Nation or a Theolegal Democracy?.
- Walker’s most recent book is Cultivating Empathy: The Worth and Dignity of Every Person—Without Exception (in progress during this episode and published in 2016 by Skinner House). In it he explores the concept of the moral imagination—a way we can project ourselves into a conflict and understand all perspectives, aware that understanding need not imply agreement.
Episode hosts: Meg Riley, Tom Schade, Patrice Curtis, Aisha Hauser, and Hank Peirce.
Note: This audio is from one of our favorite archived episodes that had previously been available by video only. It has been edited for a better podcast listening experience. View the original live recording on YouTube.