Stories with religious overtones have dominated the news in recent weeks: the proposed mosque near Ground Zero, same-sex marriage, and public confusion over President Obama's faith, to name a few. We talk with a panel of local religious leaders about the role of religion in modern American society -- and about their work building dialogue between faiths.
Munir Jiwa, director and assistant professor in the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union
Bishop William Swing, founder and president of the United Religions Initiative
Heng Sure, reverend at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery
Rita Semel, executive vice chair of the San Francisco Interfaith Council