Faith and the Presidency

Even as the United States upholds a tradition of separating the powers of church and state, religion continues to plays a role in all political affairs. This was certainly the case during the presidency of George W. Bush. This project will explore the role of religion during the Bush administration by recording the stories and perspectives of people who can speak on subjects ranging from the President’s personal faith background, to the role of religion in shaping both domestic and foreign policy.  

Lead Scholar - Dr. Brian Franklin

 

Interviewees:

John DiIulio

Director of the Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives

Clay Johnson

Executive Director of the Bush-Cheney presidential transition;
Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Personnel;
Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget at the White House;
Lifelong friend of George W. Bush

Joshua DuBois

Director of the Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, under President Obama

Joe and Jan O’Neill

Longtime friends of George and Laura Bush

Timothy Goeglein

Special Assistant to President George W. Bush; Deputy Director of the Office of Public Liason

 Don Poage

Jay Hein

Director of the Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives

 Tim Walker

Melissa Rogers

Director of the Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, under President Obama

Charles Younger

Lifelong friend of George Bush

Jim Towey

Director of the Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives (2002-2006); Assistant to the President

 
 

These interviews will remain sealed from public viewing until a date specified in the agreement with each individual.