(RNS) Conservatives are circulating a 2007 video in which then-presidential candidate Barack Obama praises his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and suggests that racism played a role in the federal government's slow response to Hurricane Katrina. By Daniel Burke.
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(RNS) Mitt Romney has an evangelical problem. Or so we’ve been told by the national media. But there’s one glaring problem with the storyline: It’s not true. By Jonathan Merritt.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said Wednesday (Sept. 12) that conservative Christians are growing more enthusiastic about GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and he predicted they would show up at the November polls in record numbers. By Adelle M. Banks.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The plight of Americans living in poverty has not improved during the last year, according to newly released Census data, and Christian leaders said Wednesday (Sept. 12) that poverty must become a priority for Christians if it is not a priority for Washington. By Jeanie Groh.
(RNS) Here is the text of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan's closing benediction at the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Thursday night.
(RNS) Paul Ryan has been taking a lot of heat over the factual accuracy of claims he made in his prime time address at the Republican convention last week, but Wednesday night at the Democratic confab the GOP vice-presidential candidate – and practicing Catholic – was schooled by a popular nun on the moral shortcomings of his budget proposals.
(RNS) The number of Muslim delegates attending the Democratic National Convention has more than quadrupled since 2004, according to a Muslim advocacy group. By Omar Sacirbey.
(RNS) There aren't any white Protestants on the presidential ballot this year — a first in American history. It's a situation that probably would have baffled famous evangelicals such as the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. By Bob Smietana.
(RNS) In his new book, “Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans,” David Niose charts the development and growth of the religious right, tackles the “War on Christmas” as a manufactured controversy, and explains why George W. Bush's election was the best thing to happen to the secular movement. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) Read the text of Cardinal Timothy Dolan's closing benediction to the Republican convention in Tampa, a prayer that had something to cheer and challenge everyone — if they were listening.