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Melissa Rogers

Melissa Rogers

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Expertise
  • Separation of Church and State
  • Religious Freedom
  • Religion and Politics
  • President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Teaching
  • Church-State Relations
  • Christianity and Public Policy
Education
  • BA, Baylor University
  • JD, University of Pennsylvania

In 2009, President Obama appointed Melissa Rogers to serve as chair of his Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. She also spearheaded the publication of a landmark 2010 joint statement on the role of religion in public life. The national spotlight has been so bright that she has even been called a member of President Barack Obama’s “spiritual cabinet,” but that’s a label she politely declines. Continue reading »