“Isn’t Obama’s Christianity a private matter? Isn’t it peripheral to the real issues at hand? Not right now. The culture is desperate for adult guidance when it comes to religion.” More
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.
Former Missouri senator John Danforth is establishing a center on religion and politics at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Facing fierce opposition from Republicans, Democrats are pleading for bipartisanship and teamwork. Senate Democrats invited religion reporters to the Capitol to talk about “the moral imperatives of health care and climate change” and to ask religious communities to “speak out against obstructions.” More
Religious progressives are having an impact on the Obama White House, says religion and politics expert John Green, " but there's no lack of activity among religious conservatives."
Watch Kim Lawton’s extended interview with John Green, director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron, about religious activists on the left and the right, challenges for the future of faith-based movements, and the continuing debate over abortion in American politics.
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton speaks with Shaun Casey, author of "The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy v. Nixon 1960," about the role of religion in the late Senator Edward Kennedy’s political life.
Political philosopher Tod Lindberg, author of "The Political Teachings of Jesus," reflects on the role of values in presidential approaches to foreign policy and how to translate ethics into policy.