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    “Mitt Romney’s speech today focused ostensibly on religious liberty and tolerance, with the direct implication that his Mormon faith should not be an issue for voters. But it is not clear that the political goal for the speech — to woo evangelical Republicans in early primary states — was achieved.” More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    Whatever one thinks of his politics, one has to admit that Governor Romney’s Texas speech on “Faith in America,” like Senator Kennedy’s remarks to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association in September 1960, was expertly written and beautifully … More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    A half century ago, Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois said “the first task of every politician is to get right with Lincoln.” If he were speaking today, he might say the first task of every politician is to … More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    In 1960 John F. Kennedy gave two major speeches on what he described as the “so-called religious issue” in the presidential campaign. The second, presented to the greater Houston Baptist Ministerial Association in September, after he received … More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    “Governor Romney says some wise things about faith and freedom and politics,” says historian and professor David O’Brien, “What’s missing is conscience, how religion’s claims are mediated by conscience and, as John Kennedy acknowledged on a similar occasion, a moment might come when a president, like a citizen, might be required to object, or to resign.” More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    In what may be seen as the defining moment of his campaign, Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and a Mormon, sought to address the issue of his faith and its bearing on his pursuit of the … More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    Mitt Romney is “attempting to turn concerns about his faith, which seems very sincerely and intensely held, into recognition that the sincerity and intensity of faith is itself a good thing,” says professor Charles Mathewes. More

    December 6, 2007 | Comments

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    In Chicago, a dynamic young Muslim is working to help solve a problem many religious believers have — how to relate to people of another faith tradition. Eboo Patel is an Indian-American, a Muslim, a sociologist, and the founder and leader of the Interfaith Youth Core, active now on some 50 American campuses. More

    November 30, 2007 | Comments

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    What is the good life? Is it dinner with the family, a walk in the woods, a baseball game at the local park? More importantly, is there an ethic within the contemporary, technologically dominated culture of America that gets us to the good life? These are the questions philosopher Albert Borgmann wrestles with in his most recent book, REAL AMERICAN ETHICS: TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR COUNTRY (University of Chicago Press, 2006). More

    November 30, 2007 | Comments

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    Godtube features over 1.5 million hours of Christian video, more than any other Christian broadcast platform, according to Godtube CEO and creator Chris Wyatt. It combines many of the well-known features of other sites (Myspace.com, Facebook.com, Youtube.com), and in August, it was the fastest growing website in the U.S. More

    November 23, 2007 | Comments