Tag: Barack Obama

  • In the ongoing national debate about the morality of torture, the question is whether it is ever the lesser evil. Under certain circumstances, can torture be justified? Two ethicists, Shaun Casey and Jean Bethke Elshtain, discuss torture and its moral limits. More

    May 1, 2009 | Comments (31)

  • Faith-based organizations are making their own assessments of the president's first 100 days. Some see a chance for new partnerships. Others say religious outreach hasn't been inclusive enough.

    May 1, 2009 | Comments (5)

  • President Barack Obama is in Turkey, where he is reaching out to a majority Muslim country and talking about bridging the East-West divide.

    April 6, 2009 | Comments (7)

  • President Obama discusses his plans and hopes for the American religious community. More

    January 23, 2009 | Comments (10)

  • Connections between Barack Obama and Martin Luther King Jr. are inevitable. Some see the presidential inauguration as a testament to the sacrifice of Reverend King and a as powerful expression of hope. More

    January 16, 2009 | Comments (14)

  • Where will Barack Obama and his family attend church after they move into the White House?

    December 13, 2008 | Comments (20)

  • 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

  • Bob Abernethy looks back on the impact of religion on the 2008 campaign with R & E Managing Editor Kim Lawton, professor John Green of the University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute, and Eugene Sutton, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. More

    November 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • 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)

  • 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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