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    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton says President-elect Barack Obama’s newly named head of the Domestic Policy Council, Melody Barnes, has strong ties to the moderate and liberal faith community and has worked to include people of faith in policy discussions.

    November 24, 2008 | Comments (2)

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    A number of us started calling it "church" kind of flippantly. It feels like church. It really has, for some of us, become church.

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    Read an essay on religion and American imperialism by David E. Anderson, senior editor at Religion News Service. More

    November 19, 2008 | Comments (7)

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    Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton says faith-based community activists are talking with the Obama administration transition team about how the government can do more to stop preventable foreclosures.

    November 18, 2008 | Comments (2)

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    Finally, excerpts from an evening with Garrison Keillor. The bard of Lake Wobegon and “A Prairie Home Companion” was also at the Washington National Cathedral recently, talking about poetry, singing old hymns, and telling stories about the strict fundamentalists who raised him.

    November 14, 2008 | Comments (9)

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    There was a time when a labor strike like this one against the Catholic Church in Scranton, Pennsylvania, would have been difficult to imagine. The Church, after all, has always been the champion of workers rights.

    November 14, 2008 | Comments (7)

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    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton says there were indications this week of potential complications for the new Obama administration’s relationship with the Catholic Church, especially surrounding the issue of abortion.

    November 14, 2008 | Comments (1)

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    An African American running against a white war hero was elected president by a margin of roughly 6 percent. This is an extraordinary event no matter how pollsters slice and dice the returns and no matter how rebuilding Republicans spin the outcome.

    November 10, 2008 | 0 Comments