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A Mormon on a Weather Vane
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>This afternoon's top news is Mitt Romney's announcement that he is ending his run for the presidency. Romney's candidacy raised the issue of whether a Mormon could be elected p ...

With Romney Out, Will Coulter Campaign for Clinton?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

(Note: This post was updated on February 7, 2008, at 1:35 p.m. (Note: This post was updated on February 7, 2008, at 1:35 p.m. following Mitt Romney's decision to suspend hi ...

Super Tuesday Liveblog: The Bible Belt Speaks
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Interesting exit poll results from five southern "Bible-belt" states. Of those who identify as "Born-again or evangelical Christians," Mike Huckabee won their votes. ...

Super Tuesday Liveblog: What Will (or Won't) Dobson Do?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Back in October, Diana Butler Bass asked on this blog, <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/10/what-will-dobson-do-by-diana-b.html">"What Will Dobson Do?"</A> Ba ...

Super Tuesday Liveblog: What Will (or Won't) Dobson Do?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Back in October, Diana Butler Bass asked on this blog, <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/10/what-will-dobson-do-by-diana-b.html">"What Will Dobson Do?"</A> Ba ...

Super Tuesday Liveblog: What Will (or Won't) Dobson Do?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Back in October, Diana Butler Bass asked on this blog, <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/10/what-will-dobson-do-by-diana-b.html">"What Will Dobson Do?"</A> Ba ...

Beyond Super Tuesday
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>There's something in the air: Super Tuesday. I haven't seen as much interest around a primary election in a long time. There's something in the air: Su ...

Well Done, Thou Good and Faithful Servants
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>John Edwards ended his campaign this afternoon at the same place he started it and with the same theme-ending poverty as a moral imperative. In the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Edwards said that he was ...

The Truth About Obama's Faith
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Everyday there seems to be some new outrageous charge leveled at Barack Obama. One of the most pernicious is that he is a Muslim who is dishonestly masquerading as a Christian. ...

The Truth About Obama's Faith
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Everyday there seems to be some new outrageous charge leveled at Barack Obama. One of the most pernicious is that he is a Muslim who is dishonestly masquerading as a Christian. ...

What Do Evangelicals Want? (Jim Wallis)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>On Wednesday, Sojourners and Beliefnet, in collaboration with the National Association of Evangelicals Christian Student Leadership Conference, hosted a panel discussion on <A href="http://www ...

The Limits of Pollsters, Pundits and, Yes, Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>This early primary election season has clearly demonstrated the limits of the pollster's predictions, the pundit's prognostications, and the ability of politics to really address our deepest ...

Sweeney Todd and the Spiral of Violence
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Tim Burton's striking and gruesome film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical 'Sweeney Todd' made me feel alternately impressed by Johnny Depp's singing talent and wince at ...

MLK and LBJ: Movements and Politicians
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>An unfortunate exchange of words between the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama this week threatened to explode into real conflict, involving the always volatile U.S. issue of race. ...

Getting the Evangelicals Wrong-Again
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The upcoming primary in South Carolina will be critical for both the Democrats and the Republicans, say the media pundits. And South Carolina is full of evangelicals, they also say. ...

A Faithful Response to Human Rights Abuses
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Yesterday I had the chance to attend a compelling panel hosted by the <A href="http://www.americanprogressaction.org/">Center for American Progress Action Fund</A> and <A href ...

The Times They Are A-Changin
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The new political buzzword is change. The new political buzzword is change. Every candidate claims to be the change candidate-and every pundit is contrasting "ch ...

A Pre-Election Prayer for Our Next President
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>I'm volunteering for a presidential candidate, mostly making phone calls to people in various states at volunteer headquarters. I'm volunteering for a presi ...

Change Won in Iowa
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Last night, Iowa voted for change - dramatic change Last night, Iowa voted for change - dramatic change Interestingly, Obama and Interestingly, Obama and H ...

Iowa and the Poles of Protestantism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Now that the people of Iowa have chosen Republican Mike Huckabee and Democrat Barack Obama as their nominees for president, pundits will spend much of the next few days (until New Hampshire at l ...

Two Fundamental Shifts
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>This evening, the presidential election of 2008 officially begins with the Iowa caucuses-intense political contests taking place in every county of that Midwestern state. ...

Debating with Dignity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>It happened again. A presidential candidate's debate in two languages. It happened again. A presidential candidate's debate in two languages. Just as the De ...

Mitt Romney's Defining Moment
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In what may be the defining moment of his campaign, Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and a Mormon, addressed the issue of faith and its bearing on his pursuit of the presiden ...

Video: Jim Wallis and the Evangelical Electorate on CBS
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

On the eve of his dialoge with the Southern Baptist Convention's Richard Land at the <a href="http://www.frcaction.org/index.cfm?c=WASH_BRIEFING">Family Research Council's Values Vote ...

Audio: Jim Wallis on "Value Voters" on The Tavis Smiley Show
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Last week Jim was on The Tavis Smiley Show and talked about how the changing political landscape will affect the upcoming '08 election. Jim and Ken Blackwell, former Ohio secretary of state, deb ...

Voter Fraud?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Meg E. Cox Conservatives nationwide have been clamoring for tough ID requirements to stop individual voting fraud. ...

What the Candidates Forum Could Have Been
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>OK. I've got to admit it - being a part of the panel to <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.P07&amp;item=pentecost07_candidates_forum">ask candidates for the ...

Video: Jim Wallis Announces Candidates Forum on Larry King
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:08pm | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrbm_d944mc">Watch it:</a></p> Watch it: This forum will be taking place at our Pentecost 20 ...

Brian McLaren: My Questions for the Democratic Candidates
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:08pm | Type: Blog

<em>As </em><a href="http://www.beliefnet.com/blogs/godspolitics/2007/05/jim-wallis-ask-candidates.html"><em>Jim Wallis announced last week</em></a><em>, we& ...

Bob Francis: Second Commandment Republicans
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:08pm | Type: Blog

<a title="http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1599708,00.html" href="http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1599708,00.html"><em>Time</em>'s Jo ...

Amy Sullivan: Republicans Don't Own Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:08pm | Type: Blog

I still have another month on self-imposed blogging hiatus so that I can finish my book. I still have another month on self-imposed blogging hiatus so that I can finish my book. B ...

Amy Sullivan: Republicans Don't Own Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:08pm | Type: Blog

I still have another month on self-imposed blogging hiatus so that I can finish my book. I still have another month on self-imposed blogging hiatus so that I can finish my book. B ...

Touch-Screen Democracy?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez There were no hanging chads to scrutinize on “undervo ...

A Watershed Election
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The results are good news for those alienated by the political extremes of right and left hungry for a new ...

Who Owns The 'Catholic Vote'?
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 4:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

Maurice Timothy Reidy Roughly 40 percent of Catholics are reliable Republicans, and 40 percent are reliable Democrats. The rest could go e ...

A Thorn In Both Their Sides
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 4:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

E.J. Dionne Jr. If the church causes discomfort only to one political party when both are in need of repentance, it is not being the churc ...

Democracy in Action (what, again?)
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Keeping an 'eye on Washington' in this crucial election year. As Americans prepare for ...

Language That Unites
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Sandra Dufield Communicating across the red-blue divide. After last fall' Aft ...

Stumping for Values
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The book tour will be a national conversation faith, The day after the election, ...

What those 'Low Prices' Cost
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum I always had a soft spot for Wal-Mart. I' I’m starting to ...

Seeking Common Ground
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank The common good is one of the ultimate moral values In their pre-election statement "Faithf ...

What's Next?
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Neither candidate championed the poor as a moral value A flawed exit poll question ...

Better Living Through Technology
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Turning on to life by turning off the box. All the dystopian novels I read ...

High Stakes For Church and State
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 1:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis For many people of faith, the elections have shown that what is needed is nothing short of a new confession of Christ. ...

The Politics Of Piety
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Sullivan When candidates claim God as their campaign manager, you can be sure they're trying to divert attention from the real qu ...

The Power of Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis There is probably no more divisive time in America than an election season. There is probably no more divisive time in America than an electi ...

It's Almost Over...
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. We'll miss much about the election season. Or not. This has been a tough e ...

The Religous Right Era Is Over
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis God is not a Republican. Or a Democrat. God is not a Republican. God i ...

Take Back the Faith
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The best contribution of religion is precisely not to be a loyal partisan. Many of ...

Playing Doctor, Playing God.
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Smietana Should embryos be created for stem cell research? Jack Kessler wants his daughter ...