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Top 10 religion and politics stories to watch

Four years ago, in 2007, we faith and values pundits were pondering Mitt Romney’s coupling of secularism and radical Jihadism in a memorable December speech. We were trying to figure out why John McCain, of all people, was invoking “Christian nation” rhetoric. Read full article >>

How to make atheism matter

If I were in charge of American atheism--which I am not, but then again who is?--I would ask myself the following questions: Why does poll after poll indicate that we are one of the most disliked groups in the United States? Why areShow More Summary

Why the Mississippi personhood amendment self-imploded

Mississippi’s “Personhood Amendment” self-imploded and succumbed to an unexpected defeat last night. Analysts are already dissecting the reasons for the collapse of an initiative that seemed a sure thing just a few weeks ago. Read full article >>

Bloomberg takes stand on church v. state

The dust-up/circus sideshow this past weekend over Mayor Bloomberg’s decision to not feature clerical speakers at the 9/11memorial service is now past. Even though the conservative Christian “outrage machine,” as Americans United for Separation of Church dubbed it, went into overdrive, the mayor of New York City seems to have weathered the storm. Read full article >>

Faith up for debate

The eight candidates at Thursday night’s GOP debate were willing to get into one another’s grills or, failing that, into the grills of the four journalists who subjected them to fair, hard-hitting and well organized questions (this was some of the best moderator work I can recall in a recent presidential debate). Read full article >>

Religion and national identity in 2011

FAITH IN ACTION The principality of Liechtenstein, with its small population (35,000) and its gift of great wealth, is an exemplar and a supporter of the idea of self determination. So its ruler, Prince Hans-Adam II, supports many causes, among them the Liechtenstein Institute on Self Determination at Princeton University. Show More Summary

Why does Santorum despise the separation of church and state?

Secular-baiting has become something of an art form in high GOP circles ever since Newt Gingrich began his pioneering explorations of the genre back in the 1990s. A milestone in the evolution of this rhetoric occurred in 2007 when Mitt Romney likened secularism to radical Jihadism in a memorable speech. Read full article >>

Faith and values at the Republican presidential debate

Thursday night’s at-points-intriguing Fox GOP debate featured a few exchanges of interest to those of us who study faith and values politicking. Rick Perry Tebows Himself: The Governor of Texas paralleled himself to the Denver Broncos’...Show More Summary

Rick Perry and the Jewish vote

Having been mesmerized by a few hours of “Professional Bullfighting” on TV the other day my free-associative mind kept returning to two previously unconnected themes: 1) presidential aspirant Rick Perry, and, 2) Jews (i.e., a peopleShow More Summary

This week, religion poses perplexing questions in the public square

In this week’s episode of The God Vote, Sally Quinn and Jacques Berlinerblau discuss the global implications of Florida Pastor Terry Jones’ mock trial and burning of the Koran and the riots and murders throughout Afghanistan that itShow More Summary

On World Water Day, fighting the battle for clean water

In Japan, each day brings new death tolls from the horrific earthquake and tsunami. Each death is counted because each person matters. The rough estimates are that the toll will be around 20,000, but scrupulous attention is paid to verifying the numbers. Show More Summary

100 years of International Women’s Day doesn’t mean women have achieved equality

On March 19, 1911, the first international celebration dedicated to women’s work and roles took place. Thus 2011 marks the centenary of International Women’s Day.  Some places devote a month to events, and March 8, the current “official” women’s day, is a public holiday in some 28 countries. Show More Summary

Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition: Five Republicans fight for the faith(ful) in Iowa

The 2012 Republican Presidential race for conservative Christian hearts and minds and votes got off to an unbelievable start yesterday--really, I mean, beyond anything I could have ever dreamed of--when the ultra-Conservative, Iowa Faith...Show More Summary

Child spacing provides common ground for discussion

Call it family planning or women’s rights or reverence for life, it’s a minefield today in American politics. But even this dangerous territory can boast at least a few safe hillocks. One is child spacing. Pretty much everyone, from the Koran to Dr. Show More Summary

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