The american purpose

A web series from Interfaith Alliance

In 1960, Henry Luce, publisher of Life Magazine, invited ten renowned Americans to address the “national purpose” in an essay. A change in national life was coming, and Luce turned to the people he believed could conduct a public discussion that would challenge Americans to common purpose again.

Sixty years later, we find ourselves at another consequential period in history that may be a once-in-a-lifetime for most. Within the context of the pandemic, racial justice uprisings, rising white nationalism, and a new presidential administration, Rabbi Moline asks the same questions that Henry Luce did – where are we headed, and where should we be headed? – in a new Interfaith Alliance web series, The American Purpose.

Pastor Mike McBride

Activist and director of Faith in Action’s Live Free campaign, Pastor Mike McBride explores how faith communities are leading the charge for equity.

Senator Tammy Baldwin

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) discusses government responsibility during a pandemic and the promise of the pursuit of happiness.


It is time for a new cohort of observers to imagine the national purpose.
Join us every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. ET on Facebook Live as we explore our American purpose.