Corwin Smidt talks about findings from his most recent national survey on religion’s role in the 2008 presidential campaign, and he offers some advice for 2012 to both the Democratic and Republican Parties.
President Obama’s advisory panel of prominent religious and community leaders released its final report with more than 60 policy recommendations on issues including poverty, climate change, and interfaith cooperation. More
As President Obama’s faith advisory council issues its final report, Joshua DuBois, director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, describes what the administration has learned from religious and community leaders. More
Former diplomat Thomas Farr is concerned the Obama administration has yet to fill this important position. More
On one level, Obama’s State of the Union address was low on religious rhetoric. Yet he used our civil religious tradition to connects the theme of American uniqueness to the idea that the nation stands under some form of providential judgment. More
Underlying the president’s State of the Union remarks was a powerful theme: that we are all human beings with many shared values.