Day: March 28, 2018

Frances and Faith offers its first book review, a look at the faith of the president behind the New Deal.

The Simple Faith of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Religion’s Role in the FDR Presidency by Christine Wicker.  Smithsonian Books, 2017. FDR’s faith is not a major theme in studies of his life and presidency even though these studies are often thick tomes.  Journalist and author Christine Wicker effectively addresses this significant shortcoming in her compact volume,

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April 2024 FPC E-Newsletter

To appreciate thoroughly the life and
accomplishments of Frances Perkins, a great agent
of social change who served as Secretary of Labor
throughout FDR’s tenure, requires recognizing that
faith was the foundation of who she was and all that
she did.