New Poll: Religion and the 2008 Campaign
So far, religion is not proving to be a clear-cut positive in the
2008 presidential campaign, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center
for the People & the Press and the Pew Forum. The candidates viewed by
voters as the least religious among the leading contenders are the current
front-runners for the Democratic and Republican nominations - Hillary Clinton
and Rudy Giuliani, respectively. On the other hand, the candidate seen as far
and away the most religious - Mitt Romney - is handicapped by this perception
because of voter concerns about Mormonism.
Read the report
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New Religious Profiles of Presidential Candidates
Profiles of presidential candidates Mike Gravel, Duncan Hunter, Dennis Kucinich, Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo have been added to Religion & Politics '08.
Read the religious biographies of all 17 profiled candidates (including Fred Thompson, who made
official announcements late last night and earlier today) and compare their stances on a dozen
values-laden issues, including abortion,
marriage and the Iraq war.
Go to Religion & Politics '08
|Sept. 1 - The Toledo Blade
Interfaith Classes Look at Hot-Button Issues
A retired Ohio
professor employs Pew Forum reports to teach students about religion and
|Sept. 5 - Religion News Service
D. James Kennedy Dies at 76
The Rev. D. James Kennedy, a Florida minister who took to the airwaves and became a force in driving conservative Christians into the public square, died Wednesday after months of serious illness.
Sept. 5 - Chicago Tribune
Legal Groups Putting God on the Docket
The American Center for Law and Justice has
led the way in turning raucous conservative protests on courthouse steps into
polished presentations inside the highest courts in the
|Sept. 4 - The Washington Post
Op-Ed: The New Anti-Semitism
Evidence of European antipathy toward Jews is reaching new heights.
|Sept. 3 - Newsweek
In a new book, God's Harvard, a former Washington
Post reporter traces more than a year in the life
of students at Patrick Henry College, a small Christian school in Purcellville, Va.
|Sept. 2 - The Salt Lake Tribune
Religious Gulf: Next Mayor Has Hands Full
With a $1 billion-plus center in the works in Salt Lake City,
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is spreading its influence over
an otherwise secular downtown, creating unique challenges for candidates running
Sept. 2 - Chicago Sun-Times
Dean Tells Muslims: Run for Political Office
Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean told American Muslims gathered at a national conference that "you need to run for political office."
|Sept. 1 - The Dallas Morning News
ACLU Sues Judge Who Asked Man to Take Off Turban
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Sikh man
who says a Dallas
County justice of the peace
ordered him to remove his turban during a court hearing.
|Aug. 31 - Rocky Mountain News
Reprimanded for Invoking God in '06, Valedictorian Sues
After being reprimanded by her high school for invoking Jesus
Christ during a commencement speech, Erica Corder says the school violated her rights
to free speech and equal protection.
|Aug. 31 - ABC News
Evangelicals Disappointed, Political Faith Shaken
As the Republican Party reels from another scandal, several evangelical leaders say they are worried about losing their political clout as the faithful become disillusioned.
|Aug. 30 - The Christian Science Monitor
Four Views on Islam and the State
Muslim scholars tackle this question: Can Islam support a secular, democratic
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