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Obama Champions Religious Freedom

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 02.26.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Facing criticism that he does not give religious freedom enough attention, President Obama devoted most of his National Prayer Breakfast address...

Obama: Religious Freedom Key To National Security, U.S. Diplomacy

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tells a non-denominational gathering of political leaders that freedom of religion across the world is impo...

The Man Behind The President's Devotional

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

I playfully asked Joshua Dubois what Biblical figure President Obama most closely resembled, giving him the choice of the Holy Spirit, Jesus or God.

The Hidden Power Of Obama's Faith

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.19.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is not an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church, and he almost n...

Which Niebuhr, President Obama?

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 11.10.2013 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

Taken together, the Niebuhrs represent a tension at the heart of American liberal democracy: the desire to stand against evil decisively versus the need for self-reflection central to a moral community.

An Open Letter to Barack Obama: Are You My President, Too?

Blake Page | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Blake Page

If our leaders in government believe in a representative republic, I would ask that you produce for us a representative chaplaincy. As it stands, the chaplaincy does not come close to demographic alignment with the religious diversity of our armed forces.

Presidents Bush and Obama, and the Faith Divide

Matthew Dowd | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Both men speak of God and the Bible and faith in many of their speeches and conversations. And both men are self-professed Christians, but for some reason many doubt the faith and commitment of President Obama while never doubting the same of President Bush. Why is that?

Jaweed Kaleem

Obama Pastor Stands By Criticism Of Religious Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.02.2013 | Religion

Under attack by some conservatives for speaking out against the "captains of the religious right" in his Easter sermon, the Rev. Luis León, pastor of...

WATCH: Obama Prays For Humility In Washington

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 02.07.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is telling leaders at the annual National Prayer Breakfast he hopes they maintain the morning's bipartisan spirit...

Obama Extols Biblical Vision Of Equality For All In Second Inaugural

Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) A presidential inauguration is by tradition the grandest ritual of America's civil religion, but Presi...

The Most Gay-Friendly Inauguration Of Them All

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.24.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

After gay rights organizations criticized Obama for having invited a pastor to pray at his inauguration who thought gay people were sinners who could change through Jesus, it turns out the ceremony was the most pro-gay in history. While Obama spoke of religion to justify his gay rights stance, Louie Giglio tweeted his views.

Jaweed Kaleem

Obama's Vote Varied Among Catholics, Evangelicals, Jews

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.08.2012 | Religion

Just as President Barack Obama's support varied greatly from state to state on Tuesday, he also did well among certain religious groups and not so wel...

Sam Stein

Romney Campaign, Allies Unleash Torrent Of Anti-Obama Robocalls

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Mitt Romney campaign and allied groups have released a series of automated phone calls to close out the presidential election, accus...

Romney Robocall Warns Christians Obama Threatens 'Our Religious Freedom'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign, in a last-minute robocall, warns voters that President Barack Obama is hostile to the Christian faith. The ro...

Anti-Obama Mailer Takes Quote Out Of Context

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

A new mailer attacking President Barack Obama on his supposed religious views is hitting Iowa mailboxes this week, CNN reports. The literature, fun...

Jaweed Kaleem

Does Religion Matter In The Election?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.06.2012 | Religion

BETHESDA, Md. –- Will presidential candidates' religion matter in next month's election? Does the religion of voters? Should religion matter at all?...

Obama At The U.N.: A New Religion Doctrine

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 09.27.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) President Obama on Tuesday (Sept. 25) gave a forceful speech at the United Nations, in which he challenged much of the world's assump...

Patrick Svitek

Scott Brown Fundraising Off Praise From Conservative Blog That Calls Obama Muslim

HuffingtonPost.com | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is raising money off praise from a conservative blogger who believes that President Barack Obama is Muslim. In an email...

Shocking Number Of Americans Think Obama Is A Muslim

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

Three and a half years into the presidency of Barack Obama, 17 percent of registered voters still believe that he is a Muslim despite the fact that he...

Why Obama And Romney Should Share Their Religious Beliefs

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 07.14.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

When candidates flaunt their religion or manipulate it as a political tool, Americans are angered. When candidates share their religious beliefs as a way of telling us who they are, Americans are grateful.

Obama Campaign Talks Values Ahead Of Romney's Liberty University Speech

The Huffington Post | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One day before Mitt Romney is scheduled to give the commencement address at Liberty University, the director of religious outreach for P...

WATCH: At Easter Prayer Breakfast, Obama Shares His Faith And Doubts

Posted 04.04.2012 | Religion

President Barack Obama on Wednesday morning hosted the third annual Easter prayer breakfast in the East Room of White House with about 150 clergy from...

Obama Sometimes Questions God's Plan

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says the Easter story of Christ's agony and resurrection has helped him get through the tough moments of an embat...

Obama's Big Problems In The Deep South

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 05.12.2012 | Black Voices

Obama's problems in the Deep South aren't limited to suspicion over his religion. And the suspicion over his identity isn't limited to the South. ...

Stunning Number Of Deep South Voters Believe Obama Is Muslim

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

Ask President Barack Obama about his religious affiliation, and he's a Christian. Ask Mississippi or Alabama voters, and you might find a different an...