The election season moves into high gear this week with the Democratic National Convention in Denver, followed by the Republican gathering in St. Paul.
Evangelical megachurch pastor Rick Warren questions the candidates about moral failures, faith, and abortion.
Another evangelical leader may be ready to support McCain. Kim Lawton joins me now to talk about religion and politics, and what sounds like a major change of heart for James Dobson.
Pepperdine University Professor of Constitutional Law Douglas Kmiec, a well-known opponent of abortion, shocked his fellow Roman Catholics when he announced his endorsement of Barack Obama.
The two presumptive presidential candidates met with religious leaders this week. On Tuesday (June 10), Barack Obama held a closed door meeting with about 40 faith leaders, including megachurch pastor T.D. Jakes and evangelist Franklin Graham.
When Hillary Clinton, a Methodist, discusses her faith, she almost always quotes her favorite passage from the Book of James: "faith without works is dead."
Senator Barack Obama this week denounced several recent controversial statements by his former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
After President Bush's April 16 White House meeting with Pope Benedict XVI, RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY managing editor Kim Lawton looks at how Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain continue their appeals to Catholic voters.