Among the topics covered at the October 30, 2008 National Press Club panel discussion on "God and Country: A New Role for Faith in Presidential Politics?" were religion as a private or public issue, the role of media, and coverage of Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Anna Greenberg, senior vice president at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, presented the results of a Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly/UN Foundation national survey on how religion shapes American perceptions about US foreign policy priorities and commitments.
Managing editor and correspondent Kim Lawton highlights the findings about young evangelicals in the Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly/UN Foundation survey on religion and America's role in the world.
Timothy Wirth, president of the UN Foundation, describes the foundation's participation in the survey on religion and America's role in the world and its interest in the views of faith communities.
Timothy Shah, adjunct senior fellow for religion and foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, comments on the Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly survey findings about evangelicals and non-evangelicals and on America's historical sense of covenant, calling, and self-criticism about its conduct in the world.
Anna Greenberg, senior vice-president at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, describes the results of her new survey about religion and America's role in the world and analyzes the potential political implications of the findings.
In an interview, Timothy Wirth, president of the United Nations Foundation, describes the role he sees religious groups playing on the world stage, especially on humanitarian issues and climate change.
Although white evangelical Christians have voted overwhelmingly Republican for the last 20 years, younger evangelicals are less supportive of John McCain than evangelicals over 30, according to a new poll.
Lately, the spin doctors have had a run at an answer Sarah Palin provided on a questionnaire for the conservative Eagle Forum Alaska during her run for the governor's office in 2006.
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton talks with Rev. Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners magazine and author of THE GREAT AWAKENING, about how the financial crisis may affect the presidential campaign.