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■Class discussion: Critics say the pope, a former chemist, should not comment on science issues like global warming. What do you think? Should he criticize individual lifestyles, political and economic policies and business practices that threaten the environment? How much influence should religious leaders have on public policy? How has religion influenced politicians in the past? Has it been good, bad or both? Can you find examples? What does the “establishment clause” of the U.S. Constitution say about religion?
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