Democracy Forum: Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Religion: Politics and Religion in America

WMPG 90.9 FM
Portland, ME
Sunday, December 5, 2021
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

LWV-Downeast hosts a monthly radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. This month, we'll talk about about politics and religion. What is the constitutional foundation of the separation of church and state? Is freedom of religion in the Bill of Rights? How did the doctrine emerge and develop from the prohibition on the establishment of religion? How is the interpretation and practice affecting modern politics? What is the intersection of political activism and religious groups, now and in our history? Learn more here.

Special Guests: 

  • Mark D. Brewer, Professor of Political Science and Department Chair, University of Maine
  • Vincent Phillip Muñoz, Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion & Public Life, Department of Political Science, Concurrent Associate Professor of Law, Notre Dame University.

This show will be pre-recorded; no listener calls will be taken. Comments and questions may be emailed to with Democracy Forum on the subject line. Portland, streaming at