Transcript: John Kerry Discusses Faith and Politics
At a Pew Forum lunch with journalists, Sen. John
Kerry, D-Mass., dissected the propriety of public inquiry into politicians'
religious beliefs and candidly discussed lessons learned from his 2004
Read the transcript
Read news articles on the event: The Boston Globe, AP, RNS
Religious Groups' Presidential Candidate Preferences
analysis of recent surveys show Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani as the
preferred candidates among most key religious groups. Giuliani, though, garners
considerably less support from white evangelical Protestants than he does from white
mainline Protestants and white Catholics.
Read the analysis
Nov. 7 - ABC News
Noting that religious conservatives have not rallied around any one candidate, Pew
Forum Senior Fellow John Green explains that evangelical
leaders "are in a position where they are really choosing between the
second or third best candidate."
analysis by John Green in other articles about the Robertson endorsement: The Wall Street
Associated Press, The Financial Times
Nov. 1 - The Economist
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In God's Name
"special report" on religion's role in this century's politics, The Economist made extensive use of Pew
Forum research and cited the Forum as "an invaluable source."
|Nov. 7 - Los Angeles Times
Board Puts Faith in
'In God We Trust'
After months of contentious debate, a Bakersfield, Calif.,
school district has voted to display the phrase "In God We Trust" in
2,300 classrooms and offices.
|Nov. 7 - Religion
Pope Expected to
Weigh in on Economics of Rich and Poor
Pope Benedict XVI's views on economics, as expounded in an expected papal
document, promise to be a provocative contribution to the debate on
globalization and its social consequences.
|Nov. 7 - The New York Times
New Jersey Voters Defeat
Stem Cell Measure
In a defeat for Gov. Jon Corzine, New Jersey voters rejected a ballot measure
that would have permitted the state to borrow $450 million for stem cell
|Nov. 6 - Religion
Finances of Evangelical TV Ministries
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is seeking financial information from
some of the biggest evangelical TV ministries following "complaints from
the public" and reports of possible money mismanagement.
|Nov. 5 - The New York Sun
Seek Abortion Ban Amendment
Breaking with his party on a key social issue, Fred Thompson
says he will not run on a plank of the 2004 Republican platform calling for a
constitutional amendment banning abortion.
|Nov. 5 - Religion
Gay Mormons See a
Subtle Shift in Church Teaching
A new pamphlet issued by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says
same-sex attractions themselves are not sinful, even though homosexual activity
|Nov. 4 - The New York Times
A Battle Rages in
London Over a Mega-Mosque Plan
A secretive Islamic sect's proposal to build the largest mosque in Europe has raised
questions about the right of Britain's Muslims to take up a public space
commensurate with their growing numbers.
|Nov. 4 - The Washington
How Huckabee Could
Rock the 2008 Vote
Mike Huckabee is poised to go farther on the national stage than any other
candidate produced by the Christian conservative movement.
|Nov. 1 - The Independent
Wahhabism: A Deadly
The Saudi regime spends billions of dollars promoting
Wahhabism, one of fundamentalist Islam's most extreme movements. Much of it
funds children's education in British faith schools and mosques.
|Oct. 31 - Roll Call
on the Rise
Critics worry that federal funds are subsidizing evangelism.
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