A close look at nones suggests two things: So far, they haven’t changed U.S. religious politics very much, but in time they are going to change them profoundly.
Articles tagged “Barack Obama”
(RNS) President Obama might not be the “member of the tribe” he has proclaimed that he is, but that doesn’t mean he’s anti-Israel or anti-Semitic. It’s time for Jews to lay off the vitriol.
South Florida Cuban exiles are divided over his move — aided by Pope Francis — to normalize relations with Cuba.
WASHINGTON (RNS) She ties her commitment to social activism — particularly for the poor and vulnerable — to a lifelong faith that challenges, guides and comforts her.
(RNS) What will the two leaders talk about? What issues will they avoid? With Pope Francis, anything is possible, but here are some initial ideas on how the summit could play out.
(RNS) President Obama opened the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday (Feb. 7) with the news that Joshua DuBois, head of the White House office focused on the intersection of religion and public policy, will step down this week.
(RNS) A presidential inauguration is by tradition the grandest ritual of America’s civil religion, but President Obama took the oath of office on Monday (Jan. 21) in a ceremony that was explicit in joining theology to the nation’s destiny and setting out a biblical vision of equality that includes race, gender, class, and, most controversially, sexual orientation.
(RNS) It’s the constitutionally mandated oath of office, not the pair of historic Bibles, that is both necessary and sufficient for President Obama to begin his second term. Linking that oath to any religious text does not add to its efficacy. By A. James Rudin.