How do religious principles guide legislation? Is it a proper use of congressional authority to legislate in these matters? Should clergy become involved in partisan political campaigns? Is it the business of Congress to safeguard the morality of the nation?
These and related issues will be discussed in a three-day conference at Claremont McKenna College sponsored by the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum and the Office of the Chaplains. The first day of the conference, Monday, November 12, Rabbi David Saperstein and Special Assistant to the President Robert Reilly will debate the question: Does America Have a Spiritual Mission? On Tuesday, November 13, former Republican Congressman from Illinois, John Anderson, will deliver an address following dinner in the Athenaeum. The conference will end with a panel discussion with Anderson, Reilly, and Rabbi Saperstein following dinner Wednesday, November 14.