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Muslim Delegates at Democratic Convention Quadrupled Since 2004
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 4:19pm | Type: Blog

The number of Muslim delegates attending the Democratic National Convention has quadrupled since 2004, according to a Muslim advocacy group. The number of Muslim delegates atten ...

Democrats Gather in the Heart of Billy Graham Country
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 9:39am | Type: Blog

The host city for the Democratic National Convention is not a particularly political place. Charlotte, N.C., is known for three things: banking, NASCAR, and religion. And when it comes to religion, Billy Graha ...

Charlotte, Tampa Mayors Talk Hosting Conventions
Originally Posted: 07/10/2012 - 11:16am | Type: Blog

Mayors Bob Buckhorn of Tampa, Fla., and Anthony Foxx of Charleston, N.C., will play host to the Republican and Democratic national conventions, respectively. They have the two of ...

A History Lesson for Herman Cain
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Dear Herman, On September 28, you actually called African-Americans "brainwashed" for their support of the Democratic Party. Dear Herman, On September 28, you ...

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 ...

Delegate Diversity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Most of the speeches at the Democratic National Convention were politically predictable; the same was true on the first night of the Republican National Convention. Most of the sp ...

Obama, Perkins, Palin, and a Plea for Christian Civility
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Whew. Take a breath, Christians! Whew. Take a breath, Christians! I just read all the comments to my post Friday on Barack Obama's historic acceptance speech of a major p ...

An Historic Speech
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday morning, I started what would become an historic day with my favorite historian. As a young man, Vincent Harding was part of the inner circle of the southern freedom movement with Dr. ...

Rev. Otis Moss on Prophetic Faith
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Somebody came up to me in Denver and said, "At the Democratic Convention of 2008, faith is cool!" That is indeed a big change from recent years. Somebody came up to me i ...

Fannie Lou Hamer's America, 44 Years Later (by Burns Strider)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

I am overwhelmed at the historic nature of what's happening this week, and it's important that we all think about this. It's important for me as a Mississippian. I ...

The Democratic Nomination's Historic Significance
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

I have been watching the Democratic National Convention this week, and I think when Barack Obama gives his acceptance speech tonight it is going to be an important historic moment. ...

'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 ...

Why Faith at the Conventions Matters
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I am now in Denver for the Democratic National Convention, and I will be in the Twin Cities next week for the Republican National Convention. I am now in Denver for the Democratic ...