The Common Good

Obama before he was famous

Date: February 28, 2012

Cathleen Falsani interviewed then-State Sen. Barack Obama on March 27, 2004, for “The God Factor,” a series in the Chicago Sun-Times that later became a book by that name. God’s Politics, the Jim Wallis/Sojourners blog, republished the interview last week with a note from Falsani:

“Because of the seemingly evergreen interest in President Obama’s faith and spiritual predilections, and because that 2004 interview remains the longest and most in-depth he’s granted publicly about his faith, I thought it might be helpful to share the transcript of our conversation. …”