Religious Right

Jim Wallis 01-19-2009
The day after the inauguration, I will be joining with Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, and Christian leaders at the National Prayer Service for our new president.
Tony Campolo 12-18-2008
With the resignation of Richard Cizik as vice president for government affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals, we have one more reason why many of us are calling ourselves Red Letter C
Jim Wallis 12-12-2008
Rich Cizik has been a pioneer in the "new evangelical" movement and a real hero, especially to the next generation of young believers.
Jim Wallis 11-07-2008
Not everyone in the country is happy with the election results, but Frank Schaeffer argues that only two groups lost, the New Atheists and the Religious Right.
Jim Wallis 11-06-2008
Most elections are just power rearrangements; this one was a transformational moment in our history.
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
Sondra Haaga 10-31-2008
In the spirit of honest and civil dialogue, I would like to both affirm and respectfully disagree with a few points made by Shane Claiborne i
Jim Wallis 10-30-2008
In the final days of this election campaign, a new message has emerged.
Shane Claiborne 10-30-2008
Every day I am asked how I will be voting.
Jim Wallis 10-29-2008
James Dobson, you owe America an apology.
Troy Jackson 09-11-2008

Vote Out PovertyTwo of the mantras that my evangelicalism has taught me over the years are these:

1. Be True to Scripture
2. Avoid Politics

The heart for God's Word is not all that surprising, given the "Sola [...]

Brian McLaren 08-25-2008

I understand the sentiments shared by many voters in the recent Pew poll on faith and politics. The Chicago Tribune reports:

Social conservatives are growing more wary of church involvement in politics, joining moderates and liberals in their unease about blurring the [...]

Shane Claiborne 07-14-2008

As we pass the half-way point of our Jesus for President tour, we remember Jesus' admonition that we be "as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves." There is a lot of momentum around our little campaign of political misfits - from some of the mainstream media and from the dozen cities where we've had thousands of folks come together to plot goodness. And with the [...]

Brian McLaren 06-26-2008

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA.org) was launched in 1979, in response to growing concern "over an increase of [sic] questionable fund-raising practices in the nonprofit sector." As their Web site explains, Sen. Mark Hatfield challenged "a group of key Christian leaders" to begin policing their own mission agencies as a kind of "Christian Better Business Bureau."

Perhaps 30 years later, evangelicals, because of "an increase in [...]

Administrator 06-26-2008

The Christian Broadcasting Network talks to Jim Wallis in a recent segment on James Dobson's criticism of Barack Obama. Bishop Harry Jackson of the High Impact Leadership Coalition is also interviewed. Watch it.

CBN has also made

Administrator 06-25-2008

Jim Wallis talks about the evangelical agenda in the context of James Dobson's recent criticism of Barack Obama. Watch it:

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Jim Wallis 06-25-2008

James Dobson, of Focus on the Family Action, and his senior vice president of government and public policy, Tom Minnery, used their "Focus on the Family" radio show to criticize Barack Obama's understanding of Christian faith. In the show, they describe Obama as "deliberately distorting the Bible," "dragging biblical understanding through the gutter," "willfully trying to confuse people," and having a "fruitcake interpretation of the Constitution."

The clear purpose of the show was to [...]

Jim Wallis 06-25-2008

James Dobson, of Focus on the Family Action, and his senior vice president of government and public policy, Tom Minnery, used their "Focus on the Family" radio show to criticize Barack Obama's understanding of Christian faith. In the show, they describe Obama as "deliberately distorting the Bible," "dragging biblical understanding through the gutter," "willfully trying to confuse people," and having a "fruitcake interpretation of the Constitution."

The clear purpose of the show was to [...]

Tim Kumfer 06-23-2008

It is no secret that young evangelicals are opting out of the 'religious right' in ever-larger numbers, and are becoming more (what for lack of a better term we'll call) progressive. With the Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other, many young evangelicals are asking tough questions and beginning to make connections.

Our politics are coming out differently, but it is not that we reject everything our parents believe. Rather, we take seriously something beneath the rhetoric. We [...]

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