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New Efforts by Barna Group, NAE, Others Aim to Reach—and Understand—Hispanics
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:54pm | Type: Press

November 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Melissa Steffan ...

Obama to meet with civic leaders after Hill huddle
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:54pm | Type: Press

November 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Jennifer Epstein ...

Evangelical leaders urge Obama, Congress to reform immigration
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:52pm | Type: Press

November 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Tom Strode ...

President Obama, Congressional Leadership Get Down to Business
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:46pm | Type: Press

November 16, 2012 Sojo in the News Christina Bellantoni ...

Faith, Hunger, Politics, Chicken & Waffles: A Conversation Between Chris LaTondresse and Adam Phillips
Originally Posted: 11/19/2012 - 10:52am | Type: Blog

It’s not that the religious right didn’t show up in the 2012 election. They did. But their irrelevance was proven time and time again, both in the primary and in the general election cycle. ...

Chastened Catholic Bishops Told They Have to Reform Themselves
Originally Posted: 11/13/2012 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

After sweeping setbacks to the hierarchy’s agenda on Election Day, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Monday told U.S. Catholic bishops that they must now examine their own failings, confess their sins and ref ...

What the Most Negative Election in U.S. History Says About Us
Originally Posted: 11/09/2012 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, we learned that President Barack Obama would remain the leader of the free world. But his victory came at a price. He and Governor Mitt Romney now have the honor of parti ...

'We're the Greatest': Empty Boast or Call to Action?
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 9:44pm | Type: Blog

Some people who say America's the greatest really believe that we have the best health care, the best education, the highest incomes, the most liberty, the least corruption, and the most opportunities to ...

The 'Nones' Say 2012 Election Proves They are a Political Force
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 5:59pm | Type: Blog

fter Tuesday's election, that may soon change. According to a Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life study released last month, “nones” — those who say they have no religious affiliation or do not believ ...

‘Mormon Moment’ Ends with a Loss — But Romney’s Religion Still Won
Originally Posted: 11/07/2012 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

Overall, most observers say, the Romney candidacy was a net positive for his Utah-based faith. SALT LAKE CITY — Mormons in Utah and across the nation were thrilled by the prospe ...

Religiously Returning to 2004
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 5:15pm | Type: Press

November 1, 2012 Sojo in the News Mark Tooley ...

Faith Means a Lot of Waiting Around
Originally Posted: 10/31/2012 - 12:15pm | Type: Blog

Almost 50 years after Kennedy was assassinated, we’re still giving legal benefits to some couples but denying them to others, not to mention that we fill our prisons with brown-skinned people, too many women a ...

Obama Endorses Gay Marriage Push in Washington, Maine
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 3:20pm | Type: Blog

Late last week, President Barack Obama endorsed the same-sex marriage referendum on the Washington state ballot and also formally backed a similar measure on the ballot in Maine. ...

Muslims Back Obama, But By Smaller Margin Than 2008
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

Nearly nine in 10 Muslim American voters pulled the lever for the Democratic candidate in the last two presidential elections, partly because of Republican policies and rhetoric that many considered anti-Musli ...

Obama's Biggest Religious Coalition? The Nones
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 5:57pm | Type: Blog

The largest slice of President Barack Obama’s religious coalition -- at 23 percent -- is not very religious. They’re the “nones,” also known as unaffiliated voters, according to a new American Values Survey ...

Survey: Gap Between 'Social Justice' and 'Right to Life' Catholics
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 1:09pm | Type: Blog

More American Catholics believe their religious leaders should be focused on issues related to poverty and social justice during this election season, rather than spending time and energy on other issues such ...

Evangelicals Mobilizing for Romney Campaign
Originally Posted: 10/22/2012 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

The Romney-Ryan ticket is the first Republican presidential campaign in history without a Protestant candidate, but this hasn't deterred evangelicals from launching massive get-out-the-vote and registrati ...

Debating the Value of the Debates
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:34am | Type: Blog

These quadrennial campaign sideshows have nothing to do with one's capability, preparation, aptitude or suitability for the presidency. Why, exactly, does it matter if Pres ...

QUIRK: PBS CEO Paula Kerger Addresses Big Bird Craze
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 5:17pm | Type: Blog

PBS CEO Paula Kerger addresses the Big Bird, post-presidential debate controversy. OK, the @firedbigbird tweets have been hilarious. And it's almost understandable th ...

Who Didn’t Win the Presidential Debate?
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 1:15pm | Type: Blog

Clearly it is the mission of the church to tell and to show the millions of people who have fallen below the poverty line that they are not alone. Jesus clearly says, in the Matthew 25 that how we treat them i ...

Racial Politics
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis It is contrary to Christian values to use attacks on welfare to win white votes. RACE WAS THE issu ...

Links of Awesomeness: Sept. 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 09/27/2012 - 2:26pm | Type: Blog

The world's most dangerous hiking trail, some underwater streets, skyscrapers cleaning our air, Wes Anderson's working on a new film, and imagine having a cold brewski with President Obama. Also — 2, ...

Obama Surges Ahead Among Catholic Voters
Originally Posted: 09/27/2012 - 11:12am | Type: Blog

President Obama’s support among Catholic voters has surged since June, according to a new poll, despite a summer that included the Catholic bishops’ religious freedom campaign and the naming of Rep. Paul Ryan, ...

Transcript: Remarks by the President to the U.N. General Assembly
Originally Posted: 09/25/2012 - 2:06pm | Type: Blog

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT TO THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY on September 25th, 2012. Editor's Note: The following is a transcript of President Barack Obama's remarks to th ...

White Working Class Voters Still Looking for a Candidate, Still Religious
Originally Posted: 09/21/2012 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

The white working class, a potentially rich bloc of voters for Republicans or Democrats, hasn’t settled on Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama, a new study from the Public Religion Research Institute shows. ...

U.S. denominations urge candidates to respond to poverty
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:53pm | Type: Press

September 14, 2012 Sojo in the News Anglican Journal ...

US church leaders invite presidential candidates to present policies on poverty
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:36pm | Type: Press

September 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Independent Catholic News ...

Poverty Rate Unchanged, But Still Historically High
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:58pm | Type: Press

September 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Pam Fessler ...

Obama, Romney Address Poverty in New Videos
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:36pm | Type: Press

September 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Churches Call For Action On Poverty
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:55pm | Type: Press

September 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Jeanie Groh ...

What the presidential candidates say about poverty; Obama, Romney respond to Circle of Protection invitation
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:33pm | Type: Press

September 13, 2012 Sojo in the News National Council Of Churches ...

Obama, Romney Respond to New Poverty Data
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:56pm | Type: Press

September 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Elizabeth Dias ...

Watch 'The Line': The Most Important Film You'll See This Year
Originally Posted: 09/06/2012 - 2:27pm | Type: Blog

Matthew 25 doesn’t say, “As you have done to the middle class you have done to me." What it records Jesus saying is, “As you have done to the least of these, you have done to me.” ...

Of Protestants, Politics, and Power
Originally Posted: 08/31/2012 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

As the Republicans leave Tampa and the Democrats prepare to gather in Charlotte, one dynamic is immediately clear in both parties: For the first time since Abraham Lincoln ran in 1860, no white Protestant will ...

Caring for the Poor is Government's Biblical Role
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 10:39am | Type: Blog

I want to suggest that what size the government should be is the wrong question. A more useful discussion would be about the purposes of government and whether ours is fulfilling them. So let's look at wh ...

Gov. Jan Brewer Tries to Stop the DREAM in Arizona
Originally Posted: 08/20/2012 - 1:10pm | Type: Blog

Gov. Jan Brewer's action will make it difficult for people to attend classes or find a job. It hurts Arizona’s communities and weakens the state’s economy. It robs young immigrants of the hope they believ ...

Dolan Criticized for Inviting Obama to Al Smith Dinner
Originally Posted: 08/06/2012 - 4:54pm | Type: Blog

By tradition, the storied Al Smith Dinner has provided a few hours of comic relief from the angry volleys of the campaign trail. But this year's event is drawing criticism. N ...

Details Released for DREAMer Relief Process
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provided additional information on Obama’s DREAMer relief process in preparation for the August 15 implementation Today, the Depa ...

Millennials and the 2012 Presidential Election
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 12:12pm | Type: Blog

Eboo Patel on Millennials and the 2012 Presidential Election Eboo Patel on Millennials and the 2012 Presidential Election ...

Five Ways You Can Help DREAMers Find Relief
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

As many as 1.4 million undocumented immigrant youth — aka “DREAMers” — would qualify for temporary work permits and be shielded from deportation once President Obama's DREAMer relief goes into effect Augu ...

Poll: Catholics Side With Bishops on Religious Liberty, But Warm to Obama
Originally Posted: 08/02/2012 - 5:29pm | Type: Blog

A new poll shows that American Catholics tend to agree with their bishops’ concerns that religious liberties are at risk in the U.S. Nevertheless, Catholics seem to be warming to President Obama. ...

Plunging into the Political Fray. Or Not.
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 4:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Remind me again what lawyers do. I forget. THE TAR SANDS in Alberta, Canada, have been in the n ...

What the Polls Don't Tell Us
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

Writing for The Huffington Post, Eric Sapp takes a closer look at a recent Pew Forum poll. Writing for The Huffington Post , Eric Sapp takes a closer look at a recent ...

Romney May See an Evangelical 'Enthusiasm Gap'
Originally Posted: 07/27/2012 - 9:20am | Type: Blog

Most Americans who know that Mitt Romney is Mormon say the presumptive GOP nominee’s faith doesn’t concern them. But a new poll indicates there may be an “enthusiasm gap” for Romney among white evangelicals, a ...

Pollster: Romney’s Israel Visit to Have Little Effect on Jewish Vote
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

WASHINGTON — Neither Mitt Romney’s trip to Israel Saturday nor President Obama’s Middle East policies will have much effect on Jewish voters this fall, according to a new report that says Jewish voting pattern ...

Colorado Massacre: Faith Leaders Call for Prayer, Tighter Gun Control
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 5:15pm | Type: Blog

President Obama and his likely GOP challenger Mitt Romney called for prayers and reflection after a deadly shooting at a Colorado movie theater, while liberal religious leaders called for stricter gun control ...

Obama, Romney on Colorado Massacre
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 12:06pm | Type: Blog

Both President Obama and Mitt Romney cancelled campaign events Friday in the wake of the unfolding tragedy in Aurora, Colo., where a gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater early today, killing at least ...

Amid Political Battle, Catholic Bishops Promote Natural Family Planning
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 9:36am | Type: Blog

Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, then, may provide a window into a church teaching that is helping to drive the most serious standoff between the church and the federal government in decades. ...

Bachmann's Muslim Brotherhood Claims Draw Fierce Fire
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Accusations by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., that an Islamist group has infiltrated the U.S. government are drawing fierce criticism from fellow lawmakers and religious groups. ...

Evangelical Author Sees 'Mormonizing' of America
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 7:43am | Type: Blog

Stephen Mansfield, an evangelical author who has written widely about the faith of politicians, turns his attention to Mormons in his latest book, The Mormonizing of America. He talked with Religion News Servi ...