'Heroic Conservatism': A Conversation with Author
presidential policy advisor and speechwriter Michael Gerson discussed his new
book, Heroic Conservatism,
at the Pew Forum. In response to questions, he defined "heroic conservatism"
and evaluated the Bush administration's record on implementing the
"compassionate conservative" philosophy that he helped develop.
Watch the video and read the transcript
Mike Huckabee on Religion and the Election
polls show that strong support from evangelical Christians has helped propel
Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign in Iowa heading into the Jan. 3 Republican caucus there. At a June luncheon with journalists at the Pew Forum, Huckabee, a
Baptist minister, discussed his faith and the role religion might play in the
Read the June transcript
& Politics '08 offers religious biographies of Huckabee and all the major candidates, as well as their stances on a dozen values-laden
Nov. 23 - St. Petersburg Times
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Vying for Hispanic Faithful
Pew Forum Director Luis Lugo explains that many Hispanics are leaving Catholicism
for the "direct and personal experience with God" that they find in pentecostal
and evangelical churches.
|Nov. 29 - The Washington
Foes Use Obama's Muslim Ties to Fuel Rumors About Him
The part of Sen. Barack Obama's
biography that gets the most attention is not his race but his
connections to the Muslim world.
|Nov. 28 - Reuters
Strive to Change Attitudes on AIDS
More than 50 international speakers - including the first ladies of Rwanda and Zambia,
and Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton - are gathering at an
evangelical megachurch in California
to mobilize Christians in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
|Nov. 27 - The Washington
Reflects Islamic Parties' Slide
Manipulation of elections is driving down voter turnout in some Muslim
countries and curbing support for Islamic political blocs.
|Nov. 26 - The Washington
Politics of Race and
Blacks overwhelmingly identify themselves as Democrats, but optimists in the GOP
think they can attract a sizable segment of black religious voters by finding
common ground on social issues.
|Nov. 26 - The
Lawsuit Over Bible Monument
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review lower court rulings
that a Texas courthouse monument featuring the Bible should be removed.
|Nov. 22 - The
Pastor from Nigeria
Who Built Megachurch in Ukraine Expanding Reach into U.S.
A stream of pastors from Africa and other countries are starting hundreds of
churches in the U.S.
|Nov. 21 - Reuters
Romney a Tough Sell
for Many U.S. Christians
Mitt Romney is running into resistance as he tries to win over Southern
Baptists and other evangelical Protestants who think Mormons aren't Christians.
|Nov. 20 - The New York Times
Playing God? It Depends on Your Religion
While critics on the right and the left fret about the morality of stem cell
research and genetic engineering, prominent Western scientists have been going
|Nov. 19 - Religion
Toward Acceptance on Divorce
Many evangelical Christians are now arguing that adultery is no longer the single
acceptable reason for divorce and that a wider range of reasons can be biblically justified.
Nov. 18 - The Washington Post
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Divide Among Evangelicals
Venezuelan evangelicals are caught between admiration for a president who
flaunts biblical references and a growing concern that Hugo Chávez will muzzle
those who don't preach his brand of politics.