• The election of President-elect Obama has made a great country even greater, and the world once again looks to America for leadership. All of us are invited to pray for America, the world, and our new president.

    November 6, 2008 | Comments (1)

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    The 2008 presidential contest between Barack Obama and John McCain will likely be remembered for engaging religion at two levels: one thematic, the other cultural and demographic. Each points to how political religion paradoxically threads through and yet divides the American landscape.

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    When was the last time Pennsylvania Avenue and Times Square and countless other locations across the country were packed with crowds at 1:00 in the morning following a presidential election? The same nation that elected George Bush by the hanging chads of 2000 has just given the presidency to someone who was relatively unknown at that time.

    November 5, 2008 | Comments (2)

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    I spent most of this morning working for the Obama campaign here in my hometown of Charlottesville. I've been away from home since Thursday at a conference. First thing in the morning my family got up, got dressed, and we all went off to vote. I took my daughter and baby son into the booth with me, and my daughter got to help select our choices and then confirm the ballot.

    November 4, 2008 | 0 Comments

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    RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY managing editor Kim Lawton votes in Northern Virginia.

    November 4, 2008 | 0 Comments

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    Adam Hamilton, senior pastor at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, suggests that people of faith have come through the long 2008 presidential campaign season tired of the politics of polarization and hungry for more thoughtful politicians.

    November 4, 2008 | 0 Comments

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    RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY managing editor Kim Lawton discusses how supporters of both presidential candidates are trying to rally religious voters in the final hours of the campaign.

    November 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

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    Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School and Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly co-hosted a panel discussion on "God and Country: A New Role for Faith in Presidential Politics?"

    November 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

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    Among the topics covered at the October 30, 2008 National Press Club panel discussion on "God and Country: A New Role for Faith in Presidential Politics?" were religion as a private or public issue, the role of media, and coverage of Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

    November 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

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    For more than 20 years, evangelicals have been a key factor in American politics. But one big question this election season is whether younger evangelicals will be the strong conservative Republicans that older evangelicals have been. More

    October 31, 2008 | 0 Comments