Barack Obama

Kaitlin Barker 11-05-2008

I woke up this morning, my throat dry from singing and yelling in the streets last night. I woke up with an unbridled joy, and though I'd only fallen asleep five hours earlier, I was more awake than I've felt in a long time. My first urge was to run back to the street, to continue dancing with strangers, hugging the person closest to me.

Rose Marie Berger 11-05-2008

The only word that comes to mind is "magical." After watching the early election returns with friends and observing a hushed moment of unbelieving silence at 10 p.m. when ABC called the election for Barack Obama, I did what has been in the back of my mind to do since Obama got the nomination.

Randy Woodley 11-05-2008
America took a quantum leap forward by electing Barack Obama the first ethnic minority president.
Eboo Patel 11-05-2008
Religious conflict is the great global challenge of the 21st century. America is the most religiously diverse country in the world and the most religiously devout nation in the West.
We welcome you, President Obama, as the leader of our nation.
Joel Hunter 11-05-2008
Dear Mr. President,

You have my active and prayerful support. In addition, I am hoping you will:

Mary Nelson 11-05-2008
I shed tears last night as I stood with thousands in Chicago's Grant Park cheering our new President-elect Obama, contrasting that with crowds' hatred and bigotry I experiences more than 40 years a
Jim Wallis 11-05-2008
Yesterday's election represents a watershed moment in the life and history of our country.
Soong-Chan Rah 11-05-2008
Whenever John McCain and Sarah Palin would ask: "Who is Barack Obama?" I would cringe. The implication to me was pretty clear. Obama is an outsider. Obama is not your typical American.
Phyllis Tickle 11-05-2008
Whether installed by election, by hereditary right, or by power of arms, of all the rulers humankind has ever had, none is so venerated or cited or-and this is important-none so forgiven by history
Nontando Hadebe 11-05-2008
Good morning! After an extensive media coverage of the U.S. elections, it was great to wake up to history!
Leroy Barber 11-05-2008
When I was a kid I remember hearing and declaring that I could be anything I wanted to be, which included being the president of the United States.
Dee Dee Risher 11-05-2008
At 6:30 a.m., my 7-year-old daughter wakes me. "Mommy! Is it time to vote?"
Jim Wallis 11-05-2008

Dear Mr. President-elect Obama:

I want personally to offer you my prayers as you embark on the enormous challenge of leading our country in a time of great crisis and crossroads. While our ultimate hope is our faith in God, we also have high hopes for your administration.

Becky Garrison 11-04-2008
As part of my coverage of the American Academy of Religion's annual meeting, I attended a day-long workshop titled "Religion in the Race for the White House." Fo
Jim Wallis 10-30-2008
In the final days of this election campaign, a new message has emerged.
Jim Wallis 10-29-2008
James Dobson, you owe America an apology.
Cathleen Falsani 10-29-2008

A few hours before the bodies of Jennifer Hudson's murdered mother and brother were discovered on Chicago's South Side last Friday, across town one of the world's greatest peacemakers began his remarks at the Hotel Intercontinental by addressing head-on the city's daunting problem with violent crime.

Chuck Collins 10-27-2008

After three decades of "concentrate the wealth," we could really use some "spreading the wealth."

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