The Council on Faith and International Affairs (CFIA), The New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College (NHIOP), and the Center for Christian Studies at Gordon College co-sponsored “Faith & Foreign Policy” at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshhire, on November 10, 2007. The conference focused on the increasingly critical intersection of religion and international affairs. To listen to the speakers, please click here.


10:20 Welcome Remarks

10:30-12:00 Morning Session
Chair: Harold Heie, Gordon College

    -“Global Religious Trends: Implications for the U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda,” Todd Johnson, Gordon-Conwell Seminary
  • -“Religion and U.S.-Europe Relations,” Paul Manuel, Saint Anselm College
  • -“Religion and Immigration,” Ruth Melkonian-Hoover, Gordon College

1:00-2:30 Afternoon Session I
Chair: Dennis Hoover, Council on Faith & International Affairs

    “Religion and U.S.-Latin America Relations,” Christine Kearney, Saint Anselm College
  • “Religion and Global Environmental Issues,” Dorothy Borse, Gordon College
  • “Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East,” James W. Skillen, Center for Public Justice

2:45-4:45 Afternoon Session IIChair: Dale Kuehne, Saint Anselm College

    “U.S. International Religious Freedom Policy,” Elizabeth Prodromou, Boston University
  • “Religion and Conflict Resolution/Reconciliation,” Daniel Philpott, University of Notre Dame
  • “Religion and Security,” Steve Meyer, National Defense University
  • “Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy Rhetoric,” Tim Sherratt, Gordon College

7:00-8:30 Evening Session: “Faith & Foreign Aid”

    Chris Seiple, Council on Faith & International Affairs
  • Jay Hein, Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
  • J. Brady Anderson, former Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Clinton Administration