As demographic shifts reshape America's religious and political landscape, it is hazardous for opinion writers to cling to partisan stereotypes on faith alone.
Such was the cautionary note at the heart of the breakout session moderated by E.J. Dionne, Washington Post syndicated columnist.
Moral passion rooted in faith is not limited to conservatives, Dionne said in introductory remarks that recalled the religiosity of Senator Joe Lieberman's Democratic pursuit of the vice presidency. "Holy Joe" campaigned in 2000 on the legitimacy of bringing religion into the political arena, Dionne said.
Changes in public attitudes and political discourse are as likely to …