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Obama's New Faith-Based Council
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The <a title="http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-faith-based5-2009feb05,0,1591409.story" href="http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-faith-based5-2009feb05,0, ...

End, Not Reduce, Abortion
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gerardine Luongo Ranft I was deeply disappointed in Sojour­ners’ guidance on voting in regard to abortion (“Principles and Policies for Ch ...

On the Corruption of a Young Evangelical
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&amp;pageId=84943">Philis Schlafly, a long time leader of the Religious Right</a> and known for her opposition to the Equal ...

President Obama's Call for Common Ground on Abortion Reduction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I am encouraged that President Obama's first action on abortion was to release a statement supporting a common ground approach to reducing abortion, even as he also reiterated his policy of support ...

Seeking Common Ground for Abortion Reduction on Roe vs. Wade Anniversary
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Some call this the March for Life day, others the Roe day. It has been a day that divides us.</p> Some call this the March for Life day, others the Roe day. It has been a da ...

Changing the Image of Religion: The New Faith Coalition
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The day after the inauguration, I will be joining with Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, and Christian leaders at the National Prayer Service for our new president. The day after the inaugur ...

Making Abortion Rare
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Amy Spaulding A 2008 study commissioned by Catholics in Alliance for ...

Rich Cizik, Pioneer for New Evangelicals, Resigns from NAE
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

Rich Cizik has been a pioneer in the "new evangelical" movement and a real hero, especially to the next generation of young believers. Rich Cizik has been a pioneer in t ...

Continuing the Abortion Conversation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

This is the sequel to the original <a title="http://eugenecho.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/the-abortion-conversation/" href="http://eugenecho.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/the-abortion-conversation/&q ...

A Texas Procession for Life
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

In his 1995 encyclical <em>The Gospel of Life</em>, Pope John Paul II wrote, "Where life is involved, the service of charity must be profoundly consistent. In his ...

Common Ground Abortion Reduction on The Washington Post's Front Page
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/17/AR2008111703682.html">Today's front page feature in <em>The Washington Post</em></a> is a good pr ...

A Pro-Lifer Who Welcomes the Obama Presidency
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In many situations I'm hesitant to use the term "pro-life," as for a lot of people it really means nothing more than "anti-abortion." To be pro-life should mean doing all that one can ...

Keeping the 'Consistent' in 'Consistent Ethic of Life'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Twelve years ago this week, the Catholic Church lost one of her great and humble leaders, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin.</p> Twelve years ago this week, the Catholic Church lost ...

The Big Shift: Latino Evangelical Voters
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In 2004, <a title="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.contents&amp;issue=Soj0804" href="../../../index.cfm?action=magazine.contents&amp;issue=Soj0804">Latino evange ...

Seeing the Election Beyond Black and White
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Watching Barack Obama's victory speech and reflecting upon the significance of his election as the next president of the United States left me profoundly moved.</p> Wat ...

Abortion Reduction Key to Common Ground
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Dear President-elect Obama,</p> Dear President-elect Obama, First, congratulations on your election as our 44 th president. I hope you know that there are tens of mil ...

We Will Be Measured by Our Treatment of the Least and the Last
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

President Obama, on behalf of the Vineyard Church of Columbus, I offer our sincerest congratulations and encouragement as you assume the awesome task of providing leadership for our country and our ...

An Open Door For Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Yesterday's election represents a watershed moment in the life and history of our country. Yesterday's election represents a watershed moment in the life and history of ...

A Consistent Ethic of Life from the Unborn to Baghdad
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Two pictures rotating on my laptop's screen-saver instantaneously rotate in my mind each time I hear a candidate or a preacher address the "value of human life."</p> ...

Outlawing the Symptom: Our Broken Abortion Strategy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Every election year the urgent call to vote our evangelical pro-life values is sent out to all the faith. Every election year the urgent call to vote our evangelical pro-life valu ...

The Meaning of 'Life'
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Jeannie Choi Once thought to be in the pocket of the Religious Right, many Ame ...

Audio: Evangelical and Catholic Leaders Offer Alternative Pro-Life Position
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<em>Editor's Note: During a teleconference today, evangelical and Catholic leaders challenged people of faith to evaluate candidates on a consistent ethic of life that protects life from the "w ...

My Personal 'Faith Priorities' for this Election
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In 2004, several conservative Catholic bishops and a few megachurch pastors like Rick Warren issued their list of "non-negotiables," which were intended to be a voter guide for their followers. ...

A New Conversation on Abortion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In last evening's presidential debate, the first steps were taken toward a new national conversation about abortion. For too many years, the old one hadn't changed very much. ...

What is the Meaning of "Life"? -- Seeking Common Ground on Abortion Reduction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

For too long abortion was seen as the only "life" issue in our culture and politics, but there is a growing conviction among Christians that poverty, disease, war, the health-care crisis, human tra ...

Ten Reasons Why This Election Should Be About Issues and Not Personalities
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The presidential tickets in this election on both sides of the aisle have lots of "personality;" some of the candidates have even been referred to as "rock stars." John McCain's campa ...

Moving the Abortion Debate Beyond Partisan Purists
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

In books and speeches, I have often said that God is neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I have contended that to make either party "The God Party" is idolatry. In boo ...

New Study on Abortion Reduction
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The heated abortion debate has up to this time been focused on legal measures. The heated abortion debate has up to this time been focused on legal measures. A new study commiss ...

Searching for Common Ground on Abortion at the Republican Convention
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

I'm here at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul, as I was at the Democratic Convention in Denver. I'm here at the Republican National Convention i ...

'People of Faith Challenge Democrats'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

On Monday, I <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/08/faith-at-the-conventions-by-ji.html">wrote </a>that one of the things I would be looking for at the political conventi ...

Bishop Charles Blake's Remarks at DNC Interfaith Service
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Excerpt from Bishop Charles Blake&rsquo;s remarks at the Interfaith Forum, Sunday, August 24, 2008, Denver, Colorado:</p> Excerpt from Bishop Charles Blake’s remarks at ...

Response to Readers
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<p>I've been reading through the extensive comments on my <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/08/a-step-forward-on-abortion-by.html">blog post</a> on abortion ...

Wedge Issues (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

[...<a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/08/wedge-issues-part-1-by-romal-t.html">continued from part 1</a>]</p> [... continued from pa ...

Wedge Issues (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

As we draw closer to the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/21/us/politics/21church.html">candidate forum at Saddleback Church</a>, I've had several conversations with clergy on ...

Pro-Life Democrats Call for an Abortion Reduction Plank
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<p align="left">As a pro-life Democrat, and a member of the party's platform committee I will be pressing for the inclusion of an abortion reduction plank in this year's platform. ...

Dobson and Obama: Who is 'Deliberately Distorting'?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

James Dobson, of Focus on the Family Action, and his senior vice president of government and public policy, Tom Minnery, used their "Focus on the Family" radio show to criticize Barack Obama's u ...

Dobson and Obama: Who is 'Deliberately Distorting'?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

James Dobson, of Focus on the Family Action, and his senior vice president of government and public policy, Tom Minnery, used their "Focus on the Family" radio show to criticize Barack Obama's u ...

Biblical Perspectives on Idolatry, Poverty, Abortion
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<em>Beliefnet invited Jim Wallis to participate in a </em><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/blogalogue/"><em>"blogalogue"</em></a><em> with David ...

Juno: A Truly Pro-Life Film
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Last night I finally saw Juno, Roger Ebert's favorite film of 2007 and recipient of four Oscar nominations, which has as its center the story of an unplanned pregnancy and the people affected by ...

Thou shalt not
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Covenants always have social and political implications. The season of Pentecost, according ...

No Middle Ground
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Don Johnson [Regarding “Abortion: A Way Forward,” by Amy Sullivan, April 2006], I wish there was a “middle ground” to be found on all issu ...

Abortion: A Way Forward
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 3:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Sullivan The politics of abortion has been dominated by extreme views on either side, but now voters are looking for solutions, not sl ...

Redefining The Camps
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Frederica Mathewes-Green 'How many of you are both pro-life and against the death penalty?' On a Nov ...

No Place to Stand
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Heidi Schlumpf When you're Christian, progressive, and "pro-life," voting your conscience is often easier said than done. ...

Pro-Life Democrats?
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis There are millions of votes at stake in this liberal miscalculation. The meeting room w ...

Open Letter to Dennis Kucinich
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum A political realignment in this country isn't possible until we heal the cultural breach that afflicts us. ...

A Civil Discourse
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Seeking common ground on abortion clinic activism. Marilyn Cohen is director of the Emma Goldman ...

Finding Common Ground
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 3:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Naomi Wolf Frederica Mathewes-Green Getting to Disagreement. Dialogue that has an impa ...

Outrage Over the Abortion Veto
Originally Posted: 06/24/2014 - 3:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter When President Clinton vetoed a bill this spring that would have banned a specific method of late-term abortion, many people ...

Women and Children First
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:24pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Developing a common agenda to make abortion rare. In a room, a waiting room, sits a woman. She m ...