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After divisive election, voters support balanced approach to budget crisis

The hotly contested and divisive 2012 election, which saw more negative advertising than any presidential electoral contest in American history, … Continued

Prominent black clergy support Maryland same-sex marriage

Hamil R. Harris The Rev. Delman Coates, pastor of Mount Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, Md., talks about the campaign … Continued

President Obama’s faith challenge at the Democratic National Convention

AP President Barack Obama waves to supporters as he arrives at the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport for the Democratic National Convention … Continued

How Romney should talk about religion

Michael Conroy AP Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves after speaking at the National Rifle Association convention … Continued

Mitt Romney’s dog/ God problem

Mitt Romney has a palindrome problem. In case you happen not to know what a palindrome is, it’s a word … Continued

Religious incoherence and the presidency

President Obama’s 10-day Asia trip includes visits to India and Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. The president chose not … Continued

Voting a civic duty, not a religious act

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

“No religious test” means no religious test

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

Proposition 8 ruling in California: religion roundup

By Elizabeth Tenety Religion roundup on Prop 8 ruling: In the immediate aftermath of Wednesday’s ruling that deemed Proposition 8, … Continued

Obama as messiah

Q: In the Weekly Standard, University of Virginia professor James. W. Ceaser argues that President Obama’s approval ratings are suffering, … Continued

Muslim Democrats Trying to Build on Obama Momentum

By William Wan One interesting outgrowth of the presidential campaigns last year was the effort among Muslim Americans to rally … Continued

FAITH COMPLEX: Michael Novak

FAITH COMPLEX By Jacques Berlinerblau Today’s interview is with the very erudite Michael Novak who, as you are about to … Continued

Torture is Wrong in So Many Ways

The UN Convention Against Torture states that torture should be abolished because it violates “human dignity.” From your perspective, what … Continued

Redefining Liberal Voters

The high turnout in the vote for Barack Obama in the 2008 election also resulted in the ban on same-sex … Continued

Yes, We Can

Only at rare moments do we realize that history is not only a record of the past but that it … Continued

I Vote For Reason

As an atheist, I have no “religious” reasons to vote for any candidate. As a citizen who cherishes the separation … Continued

Unveil the Platform

Jesus chose fisherman, tax collectors and zealots to be his disciples. He dined with the questionable in society. He spent … Continued

Southern Baptists and their Gender Double-Standard

Now that Southern Baptist leaders are embracing the idea of a woman leading this nation, will they rethink their rejection … Continued

Hispanic Evangelicals See Major Flaw in Each Candidate

As members of the fast-growing brown evangelical community, we find ourselves between the proverbial rock and the hard place. Surely, … Continued

Hillary’s Amazing Grace with Religious Voters

Much has been said over the past few weeks about the fatal, tactical missteps made by Hillary Clinton’s campaign. These … Continued