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Ethicist Shaun Casey to oversee religious engagement for State Department

WASHINGTON — Amid persistent criticism that the U.S. marginalizes religion and religious people in its foreign policy, Secretary of State … Continued

4 reasons why Republicans are rekindling evangelical outreach

Do Republicans have an evangelical problem in a party that’s been both derided and heralded as God’s Official Party? The … Continued

A vibrant, but different, future for religion in the U.S.

Research for my new book “God Is Alive and Well: The Future of Religion in America” documents the degree to … Continued

Report: White Christian voters no longer hold keys to the White House

The road to the White House is no longer white and Christian. President Obama won with a voter coalition that … Continued

Voters exercise their liberty of conscience at the polls

AP Partygoers react as balloons fall at an Election Night party in Baltimore on Nov. 6, 2012, after voters passed … Continued

The biggest slice of Obama’s religious coalition? The unaffiliated

WASHINGTON — The largest slice of President Barack Obama’s religious coalition — at 23 percent — is not very religious. … Continued

Obama flays the religion card

REUTERS President Obama answers a question from an audience member in front of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the … Continued

The God vote meets the rage of atheists, agnostics, and humanists

After the first presidential debate last week, I wrote  “when Mitt Romney mentioned the ‘Creator’ in the debate tonight, he … Continued

Whatever happened to the religious right?

Juana Arias JUANA ARIAS Ralph Reed and Pat Robertson speak at the Washington Hilton Hotel, 9/16/94, for the Road to … Continued

DNC faith director: No deficit in Democratic religious outreach

“I don’t think there’s been any evidence of a deficit [in Democratic faith outreach]. If there’s a change we’re seeking, … Continued

Catholics support White House contraception mandate

A majority of Americans, including Catholics, believe that employers should be required to provide health care plans that cover contraception … Continued

Pastors’ call for more faith talk in 2012 shows common ground elusive

After watching two prominent evangelical pastors talk for two hours about the importance of civility and Christian decency triumphing during … Continued

How abortion frames conservative politics

Charlie Neibergall AP Republican presidential candidates pose for a photo before the start of the Iowa GOP/Fox News Debate at … Continued

Obama’s even-handedness works against him

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

Evangelicals and the midterm election

By Ed Stetzer This month’s election “shellacking,” to use President Obama’s description, has caused many to ask about the past … Continued

It Takes a Movement: A Post-Election Analysis

[Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a six-part series by Jim Wallis reflecting on the past two years … Continued

With election results in, debate over religious factor begins

By William Wan In the big day after, experts across Washington – including many in the religious world — are … Continued

Obama’s Broad Appeal to Faithful — and Faithless

The Democrats’ efforts to prove that they don’t hate religion (even though they don’t and never did) and engage in … Continued

A Post-Evangelical America?

(Note: Read Richard Mouw’s response to this post.) Just as “race” has a whole new meaning in America this week, … Continued

We Need a Voice, Vision for Healing

The sad truth is that religion can provide reasons for just about anything. Indefensible things – from anti-semitism to environmental … Continued