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The spectre of religious government has played a large role the past few weeks in the Arab/Muslim world, with autocratic leaders struggling to hold on as pro-Western secular alternatives to popular Islamic movements. Iran’s Islamic revolution has been invoked as a cautionary tale by observers, but a government doesn’t need to be theocratic to mix church and state. Canadians might consider their own country’s historical choice of official public holidays, state symbolism and the funding of separate school boards as realms where religion has touched the public sphere. Our panelists have joined us to discuss that role.