Tag: Barack Obama

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    “It is doubly ironic that the core of the first State of the Union address from a black president would contain such a profoundly affirmative nod in the direction of good old US economic imperialism…first, the history of slavery and racism is definitely connected to such classic American economic hubris, and, second, he made this particular case so clearly dependent on the rhetoric of Martin Luther King.” More

    January 28, 2010 | Comments

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    The painful awareness that those on the margin, for whom Hebrew and Christian scriptures declare God’s special affinity, could only peek through the cracks of the State of the Union address says something more about us than it does the president or the address itself. More

    January 28, 2010 | Comments

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    “President Barack Obama has faith in America. He both opened and closed his State of the Union address with remarks about his belief in the power of the American spirit, which he defined as our fundamental strength, optimism, generosity, and decency as a people and as a nation.” More

    January 28, 2010 | Comments

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    “I think King would make a case for the principles and practices of nonviolence even in settling disputes between nations,” says Cheryl Sanders, professor of Christian ethics at Howard University School of Divinity and senior pastor at Third Street Church of God in Washington, DC. More

    January 15, 2010 | Comments

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    “One important thing that religion brings to politics is a certain kind of realism about human nature and human possibilities.” More

    January 4, 2010 | Comments

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    Join our discussion of the most anticipated religion and ethics news stories in the year to come. More

    December 30, 2009 | Comments

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    Religion and Ethics Newsweekly’s Kim Lawton highlights some of the key religion news stories from the past year in this special annual feature. More

    December 23, 2009 | Comments

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    Watch a panel of reporters discuss the most significant religion and ethics news of 2009. More

    December 23, 2009 | Comments

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    Watch John Carlson, associate director of Arizona State University’s Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, talk about President Obama’s Afghanistan speech and the ethical implications of a new Afghanistan strategy. More

    December 4, 2009 | Comments

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    In Afghanistan, observes Georgetown University professor John Langan, “we are forced to fight in cautious and disagreeable ways” and “we never get very far from the possibility of tragedy.” More

    November 23, 2009 | Comments

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