For all the media attention paid to the Religious Right, much less energy has been spent looking into its counterpart, the Religious Left. And yet, when Barack Obama first ran for president in 2008, he appealed directly to religious voters, pairing his Christian faith with his progressive politics—something his Democratic predecessors Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton did as well.
Call to Renewal
Editor's Note: Following here below is the text of Barack Obama's keynote address at the Sojourners/Call to Renewal "Building a Covenant for a New America" conference in Washington, D.C., as he delivered it on June 26, 2006.
Having a 3-and-a-half-year-old son has made the horrific revelations about the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests even more abhorrent.
The Covenant to Overcome Poverty needs you!
The last city on my recent Faith Works book tour was Milwaukee.
The Covenant to Overcome Poverty is as simple as it is potentially life-changing.
Church leaders came together to declare widespread poverty 'morally unacceptable.' And they promised to do something about it.