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The Time Is Now To Stop Faith-Based Hiring Discrimination

Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy | Posted 08.23.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy

Mr. President, it is time to restore religious freedom protections in federal contracts. I urge you, please, honor this historic anniversary by restoring the civil rights protections that began 70 years ago this week.

Critics Push Obama To Change Faith-Based Hiring Rules

Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A group of clergy and lawmakers is trying to overturn a nearly decade-old policy that allows ...

Religion Today: Bomb, Barrier or Bridge?

Eboo Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

If the idea of faith as a bridge of cooperation is to win out, interfaith work has to expand from a small niche of enthusiasts to a social norm that involves everyone.

How Do We Alleviate Poverty If We Can't Even Define It?

Peg Chemberlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Peg Chemberlin

As costs rise in nearly every aspect of life, low-income people are forced to bear an increasingly heavy yoke. And as long as our systems for determining who should receive aid are based on outdated models, these people have no hope for relief.

Obama's Faith-Based Program for Muslims

Steve Posner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Posner

Obama's faith should be irrelevant since unlike Bush's Christian-dominated faith-based initiatives, he insists that he will not use government resources to promote either Christianity or Islam or any other religion.

Note to Newt: Back Off Harry Knox!

Candace Gingrich-Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Candace Gingrich-Jones

When my brother Newt Gingrich attacks Harry Knox, he's attacking me. And I don't take too kindly to bullies.

Former NFL Coach Tony Dungy Joins White House Faith Council

U.S. News and World Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House has invited recently retired NFL Coach Tony Dungy, whose outspoken Christian faith fueled his 2007 support for a gay marriage ban and ...

White House Meeting With Pro-Life Leaders

CNS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pro-life leaders will meet Tuesday with the director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships to discuss ways to reduce ...

White House To Meet With Conservative Evangelical Groups

CBN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Brody File has learned that conservative Evangelical groups will meet with the head of the White House Faith-Based Office on Tuesday. Concerned W...

Will Faith-Based Programs Go Sour on Obama?

Tony Campolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Campolo

It may be that many leaders of faith-based social programs have sold their birthright for a bowl of pottage called federal dollars.

Charity with a Catch: No Religion, No Food

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

There is a church in Indiana which requires people taking advantage of the food kitchen and homeless shelter to also participate in the life of the church. In short hand - no religion, no food.

Obama: What He Said and What We're Getting

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

President Obama appears to be running scared -- scared of the Republican minority in Congress, scared of faith-based groups, scared of boldness.

LA Times: Liberals Not Pleased With Go-Slow Obama

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reporting from Washington -- Slowly over the last few weeks, some of Barack Obama's most fervent supporters have come to an unhappy realization: The c...

Joshua DuBois: Director Of Office Of Faith-Based And Neighborhood Partnerships

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE (2/09): Joshua DuBois has officially been appointed to lead President Obama's Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. From the pr...

Changing the Failed Strategy of the Religious Right Into a Winning Formula That Helps Heal Our Country

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Religious conservatives should stop pretending that they are living in 13th century Rome, or 11th Century Byzantium, or 21st-century Saudi Arabia.

The Urgency of the President's Council for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

As part of Obama's push towards economic recovery, it is essential that he move swiftly to enlist and support religious allies.

Change Believers can Believe In? Obama's Leap of Faith

Matthew Weiner and Travis Rejman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Weiner and Travis Rejman

Can Obama's Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships be what he calls the "moral center" of his administration?

The Latest Media Blind Spot: Viewing All Criticism of Obama Through a Right/Left Prism

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

My problem isn't that Obama doesn't always agree with me. My problem is that he has started to not always agree with himself -- falling prey instead to the Conventional Wisdom sirens.

Senator Obama in The Summer of Awful

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Choosing to support Obama has never been about issues. Rather, it's always been about electing a president we can reference with pride -- a president who won't flatly embarrass us everyday, who can inspire and negotiate the necessary support he'll need to roll back the darkness of the Bush years.