Mario Cuomo and Mark Souder —
Faith and Politics in America

Even among deeply religious Americans, there's no consensus on the proper role of religion in politics. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life in Washington, D.C., recently invited two veteran politicians to address this issue: former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, and Congressman Mark Souder of Indiana. They were asked to speak about how they have reconciled personal religious conviction with serving a pluralistic American constituency.

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Mario Cuomo

is the former Democratic governor of New York.

Mark Souder

is a Republican representative from Indiana's 3rd district.

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On May 6, 2010 on the National Day of Prayer, people gathered in front the the Minnesota capitol building to pray and listen to music. Although a government sponsored day of prayer was recently declared unconstitutional by a court ruling, that didn't affect individuals from organizing prayer events. (Photo by Fibonacci Blue/Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons)

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