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Obama Rolls Out Faith-Based Merchandise

BeliefNet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

God-o-Meter has learned that the Obama campaign is about to email religious supporters an annoucnement about a new line of Obama faith merchandise--bu...

Obama Move To Center Lamented By Spiritual Progressives

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

Clinton supporters aren't the only Democrats who aren't thrilled with the presumptive nominee. At a gathering today of Spiritual Progressives, a priest, a rabbi, a Muslim, and an evangelical Christian lamented Barack Obama's move toward the center.

Democratic Convention Interfaith Sunday

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Forget their specific callings, however -- these men and women of the cloth sure can preach. The two-hour event is almost an embarrassment of riches.

Outside Rick Warren's Obama-McCain Faith Forum

John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Tomasic

OTB community member Lynn Lyons was on the ground outside Saddleback this past Saturday for Pastor Rick Warren's Faith Forum with candidates Barack Ob...

Sam Stein

Obama's Faith Pushed To The Front In New Ad | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A young, politically progressive religious organizations is out with a highly personalized television ad propping up Barack Obama on issue of faith an...

Poll: Obama Leads Among Christians

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Barna Group, a Christian research firm, shows Barack Obama leading John McCain by a substantial margin among Christian voters: A new nationwide s...

Ending The Evangelical Monopoly On Faith

Susan Bond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Bond

Obama's vision of faith-based initiatives centers on interfaith cooperation -- and there's nothing more likely to end proselytizing than true partnerships among adherents to varied religions.

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?

Obama On Newsweek Cover: Finding His Faith

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In 1981 Barack Obama was 20 years old, a Columbia University student in search of the meaning of life. He was torn a million different ways: between y...

1% Of Voters Think Obama Is Jewish

TNR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The latest Pew Poll (in which Barack Obama leads John McCain 48-40) asks registered voters what religion they think Barack Obama is. Only 57% say that...

Zanesville On Obama's Faith-Based Initiatives: Thanks But No Thanks

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Secular Democrats don't like Obama's faith-based plans any more than church leaders do. "Cut out the Jesus part?" one asks me. "I don't think so!"

Obama, God And Governance

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Through his unabashed Christian faith, Obama is redefining the American Dream. His vision is one of individual freedom but tempered by obligation. Obama is pious and he is going to put us on a national diet.

Obama's Religious Outreach Group Runs Into Trademark Issue

CBN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama Campaign will not be using the name, "Joshua Generation" after all. In their attempt to reach out to younger faith voters, that WAS going to...

Christian Group Wants Obama To Be Known As "The Abortion President"

CBN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Oh my. The fight against Barack Obama on abortion has officially begun. The Christian Defense Coalition, who are known to shock folks from time to tim...

Poll: McCain And Obama Tied Among Catholics

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Douglas Kmiec is the kind of Catholic voter the GOP usually doesn't have to think twice about. The Pepperdine law professor and former Reagan Justice ...

Obama's Faith-Based Plan

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

My relationship with the Bush White House ended after my public criticism of the path to war in Iraq. Yet I continued to support the idea and promise of the faith-based initiative.

Obama's Outreach To Christian Left

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama's high-profile speech on religion was only one part of his effort to bring evangelicals over to the Democratic party, CNN reports: Obama's ou...

The Conspicuous Silence At The Heart Of Obama's Patriotism Speech

John Lumea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Lumea

Attacks on Obama's patriotism fueled by fear-mongering speculation about his religious faith demand a vigorous defense of patriotism on First Amendment grounds. That's not what we got this week.

Obama Vows To Expand Bush's Faith-Based Programs

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

** UPDATE BELOW: OBAMA CAMPAIGN REJECTS AP REPORT ** CHICAGO — Reaching out to evangelical voters, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Oba...

How Obama Can Reach Out To Muslims (Without Hurting His Campaign)

Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, two Muslim women in headscarves were moved from their seats behind Senator Barack Obama's stage where they would have been visible on video...

Stephen Mansfield's "Internet Mugging"

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

While I've lambasted Stephen Mansfield for his regurgitation of Christian nationalist American history lies in his book, I now find myself in the peculiar position of defending him a bit.

Democrats Were Never Anti-Religious

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

The right wing evangelical agenda was never a quest for freedom; it was a quest to deny it to others. This year might see significant political, and yes, spiritual growth among the evangelical voting population

Obama's "Cultural Issues" At Play in Chicago

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Escobar

Supporters of Fr. Pflegler believe street-level advocates bring about the change Obama speaks so eloquently about. To turn away from that in the face of shoddy criticism seems to second guess their work.

Obama Exclusive (Audio): On V.P And Foreign Policy, Courting the Working Class, and Hard-Pressed Pennsylvanians

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Here is the full audio from Senator Barack Obama's fundraiser hosted at a home in Pacific Heights, San Francisco on Sunday, April 6, 2008.