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.
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.
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.
Over patriotic shouts and symbols, John McCain this week officially accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president.
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton interviewed Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America, during the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
Sarah Palin is a “game changer.” The game she has changed is that played by the more conservative members of the Republican Party -- and that is exciting.
The selection of Sarah Palin as McCain's VP is by any estimate a very interesting pick. Her pro-life background should help McCain with blue collar Catholic voters generally.
In 2000, I was fortunate enough to attend the Republican Convention in Philadelphia as an instructor in an experiential learning program for college students. That convention, which nominated then-Texas governor George W. Bush for president of the United States, was noted for its overt attempts to present a diverse public face to television viewers.
Read excerpts from Kim Lawton's August 15, 2008 interview in Washington, DC, with former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee about the McCain campaign, Republican platform issues, and the convictions of the candidate.
“Kennedy talked more about separation of church and state, because that was the attack that was launched against him. Romney’s problem is different in the sense that people see his Mormonism as exotic or esoteric, and he has to knock that down without being too explicit about what Mormon doctrine really is,” says Shaun Casey, associate professor of Christian ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary. More