Young White Evangelicals: Less Republican, Still Conservative
An analysis of surveys conducted between 2001
and 2007 suggests that young white evangelicals have become increasingly dissatisfied
with President Bush and are moving away from the GOP. The question is whether
these changes will result in a shift in white evangelical votes in 2008 and
Read the analysis
New 'Must Reads' Added to Religion & Politics '08
The "Must Read" sections in Religion & Politics
'08 offer in-depth articles from a variety of sources on the presidential candidates
and their campaigns. New articles have been added to the profiles of Hillary
Huckabee and Mitt
Oct. 3 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
with other candidates on abortion
Campaign, Burke's Rebukes Snare Giuliani
An August Pew Forum poll found that only 22 percent of the public is aware of
Rudy Giuliani's stance on abortion, but Forum Senior Fellow John Green said that a St. Louis Archbishop's
comments that he would deny Communion to Giuliani "could attract
attention" to the candidate's support of abortion rights.
Oct. 4 - The Christian Science
Are U.S. Troops
Being Force-Fed Christianity?
A watchdog group that advocates for religious freedom in the military alleges that
improper Christian evangelizing is occurring within the ranks.
Oct. 3 - The New York Sun
McCain Fails To
Mollify Critics of 'Christian Nation' Comments
A written explanation by John McCain has failed to win over
critics of his comments asserting that the Constitution established America
"as a Christian nation."
Oct. 3 - Religion
Must Choose: Live in Fear or Flee
Islamic militants increasingly are targeting Christians in Iraq, especially in Baghdad. As a result, Iraq's
Christian community - long the minority in a largely Muslim country - continues
|Oct. 2 - The New York Times
Supreme Court Turns
Down Cases on Religious Separation
One contentious topic missing from the Supreme Court's docket
as the new term opened was religion, and the justices plan to keep it that way.
Oct. 1 - The Des Moines Register
Plan Draws Lukewarm Response
Thompson's gay-marriage plan - a constitutional
amendment that would allow states to approve the practice - is drawing scrutiny
from conservative leaders in Iowa.
Oct. 1 - The New York Times
Threat of a Third-Party Run
Alarmed that the Republican Party might pick Rudy Giuliani as
its presidential nominee despite his support for abortion rights, a coalition
of influential Christian conservatives is threatening to back a third-party
Sept. 30 - McClatchy News Service
Influence of Christian
Right in the GOP Wanes
Christian conservatives' nearly three-decade-long ascendance in
the Republican Party may be over.
Sept. 30 -
The Associated Press
Pope Joins Calls for Peaceful
Solution to Myanmar Crackdown on Protest
Pope Benedict XVI added his voice to calls for Myanmar's military leaders to
peacefully end their crackdown on protesters demanding democracy.
Sept. 27 - Religion News Service
Reinhold Niebuhr is
Unseen Force in 2008 Elections
The influence of Protestant theologian Reinhold Niebuhr can be seen as Barack
Obama and Hillary Clinton increasingly turn to a religious vocabulary to cast
foreign and domestic issues in moral terms.
Sept. 27 - The Hartford
Catholic Bishops In
Conn. Will Comply With Plan B Law
Connecticut's Catholic bishops announced that Catholic hospitals would comply
with a new law requiring them to dispense emergency contraceptive pills to rape