News21 A Journalism Initiative of the Carnegie and Knight Foundations

Project Banner

Medill Belief and Public Life

Building a Living on Belief

By Lynae Anderson, Beckie Supiano, August 24, 2007

Mara Vanderslice has given a lot of thought to the role of belief in public life—it's what she does for a living. As the founder of Common Good Strategies, a consulting firm based in Alexandria, VA, Vanderslice works with Democratic political candidates to help them reach out to religious voters. Here she discusses some of the particulars of her work—and its potential to impact the country.

Vanderslice addresses the relationship between belief and public life:

-For video of the full interview with Mara Vanderslice, click here.

-For video of the full interview with her partner, Eric Sapp, click here.

-And to read more about the work Common Good does, click here.

To see more of what Vanderslice has to say, click the thumbnails: