Tag: Barack Obama

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    “As a person of faith, if I am to turn my back on people who have needs, medical needs, physical needs, I have turned my back on my faith,” says Rev. Art Cribbs, executive director of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice. But Biola University religion and ethics professor Scott Rae believes Obamacare takes too much authority out of the hands of individuals. More

    September 27, 2013 | Comments

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    A growing movement is renewing calls to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, citing concerns about the treatment of detainees. “We need to understand what detention centers of that sort do to the moral fabric and psychic fabric of a soul. They are killing,” says Nancy Sherman, author of The Untold War. More

    September 6, 2013 | Comments

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    Watch our conversation with Michael Kessler of Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs about perspectives of religious and ethical traditions on the government’s massive collection of electronic data and its vast surveillance effort. More

    June 14, 2013 | Comments

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    “The president’s State of the Union Address ends where his Second Inaugural Address began: the question of American civic identity” and, for religious citizens, “a view of democracy as an ongoing contest over sacred values.” More

    February 15, 2013 | Comments

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    The president’s second inaugural address embraced American exceptionalism and invoked the “founding creed” of the Declaration of Independence. More

    January 25, 2013 | Comments

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    “We saw the president as the one who would bring us together as a country, and what we learned in the first administration is that we were not yet ready to be that country,” says Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. More

    January 18, 2013 | Comments

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    Three religious leaders continue their conversation about the mood of the country as President Obama’s second inaugural approaches and consider the crisis of gun violence and the inability of American society to deal with conflict. Violence, says theology professor Harold Dean Trulear, is “who we are as Americans.” More

    January 18, 2013 | Comments

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    We ask religion leaders what they hope for during President Barack Obama’s next term, including former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey, who says, “If we can make sure that Israel has a proper nation with safe borders and at the same time allow the Palestinians to have their own state…then many of the world’s problems in terms of interfaith dialogue will be resolved.” More

    January 18, 2013 | Comments

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    Watch a panel of reporters discuss the most significant religion and ethics news of 2012. More

    December 20, 2012 | Comments

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    “We have a gigantic rift running through our culture, and it’s a rift that doesn’t run between denominations and institutions. It runs through them.” More

    December 7, 2012 | Comments

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