Managing editor Kim Lawton reports from Tampa on the involvement of faith leaders at the Republican National Convention; their concerns, especially about Mormonism; the issues they are stressing; and the extent to which they are rallying their members in support of the Romney-Ryan ticket.
At previous Republican conventions, there were events planned by interfaith groups that brought together a variety of faith-based people from different points of view to discuss and debate some of the issues of the day. That has not been happening at this year’s convention, according to managing editor Kim Lawton. More
During an event at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Matthew Brooks, executive director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, predicted that unprecedented numbers of Jews will be voting Republican this election.
Kansas Senator Sam Brownback is heading the national Catholics for McCain committee. During a Catholic luncheon at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Brownback urged Catholics to get out the vote for the McCain-Palin ticket.
The conventions are over. Truckloads of trash have found their way to landfills, despite best efforts to "go green." Massive sets of Democratic Doric columns and the 51 foot by 30 foot high-definition screen of the Republicans have all been returned to wherever it is such things go.
Nancy Pfotenhauer, senior policy advisor to the McCain campaign, talks to Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton about the role people of faith will play in the campaign and how John McCain will appeal to them despite his discomfort in speaking publicly about issues of faith.