What's Eating Turkey?
public opinion of America
has hit rock bottom, but Turks don't think highly of other nations or groups
either. This increasing negativity is taking place as Turkey experiences ongoing tensions
between the country's secular establishment and followers of the ruling,
Islamic-oriented Justice and Development Party.
Read the analysis
also: Widespread Negativity: Muslims Distrust Westerners More than Vice Versa
|Oct. 30 - Slate
Turkey Threatens To
In a piece describing the growing importance of Turkey
foreign policy, Slate cites the analysis (above) of Turkish public opinion
co-authored by the Pew Forum's Brian Grim and the Pew Global Attitudes
Project's Richard Wike.
Oct. 27 - The Washington Post
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Political Tide Turning
Noting the shifting political attitudes among many religious voters, Pew Forum
Senior Fellow John Green explains that these voters hold complex and sometimes
|Oct. 31 - Stateline.org
Supreme Court Stops
Supreme Court sent its strongest signal to date that a nationwide moratorium on
lethal injection is in place while it considers the merits of a challenge to
|Oct. 30 - The
Heading into the 2008 election, U.S. bishops will vote next month on a political
roadmap for Roman Catholics.
Oct. 30 - The Guardian
Muslim Groups Draft
Rulebook for Mosques to Drive Out Extremists
New proposals for standardized rules on mosque governance and leadership are
meant to lessen the influence of extremists and improve community integration.
|Oct. 29 - The Wall Street Journal
Linking Terror on the
While Democratic presidential candidates tend to talk about terrorism
in general, Republican candidates increasingly pin the threat directly on
|Oct. 29 - The Washington
Huckabee Stirs up
Influential religious conservatives are clashing over whether Mike Huckabee would be a good vice-presidential candidate, a third-party presidential candidate
or a spoiler who hands the election to the Democrats.
|Oct. 28 - Dallas Morning News
is San Antonio Pastor John Hagee's Mission
Pastor and evangelical power broker John Hagee is
waging a church-driven campaign to get Congress to do more to protect Israel and the U.S. from Islamic extremists.
|Oct. 28 - The New York Times
The Evangelical Crackup
Three years after they flexed their political muscle in the 2004 elections,
evangelicals are split along generational and theological lines. How did it all
|Oct. 26 - Chicago Tribune
Obama Sees Plenty
of Votes in Black Pews
A three-day gospel concert series is just the most visible element of Barack Obama's
campaign efforts to target religious voters, especially churchgoing
|Oct. 26 - Waco Tribune-Herald
Talking Faith and
Funding: Q&A with White House Official Jay Hein
Jay Hein, director of the White House Office of Faith-Based
and Community Initiatives, recently spoke about faith-based programs and the
|Oct. 25 - The
Focus on the Family
Execs More Interested in Parenting Than Politics
A new generation of Focus on the Family executives aims to deliver marriage and
parenting advice to a younger generation of families, many of whom dislike
evangelical engagement in politics.
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