WASHINGTON (RNS) During her on-again off-again nomination battle, Suzan Johnson Cook likened herself to the “Iron Lady,” former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher: “Change the name. It’s mine now.”
Articles tagged “President Barack Obama”
(RNS) The central problem is not that the just war doctrine is being dismissed or condemned, but that both sides in the debate over Syria are citing just war theory, but are reaching diametrically opposed conclusions.
(RNS) History suggests that when Egypt’s military suppresses its Islamist opponents, it has serious repercussions for the United States.
(RNS) The Senate has confirmed former Catholic Relief Services head Ken Hackett to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. Hackett replaces Miguel Diaz, a theologian, and he gives President Obama an experienced voice on social justice in Rome where a new pope, Francis, has made caring for the poor a priority.
(RNS) Eric Metaxas took over some of Coloson’s roles, including part of BreakPoint, a radio show Metaxas wrote for in the late ’90s. He took Colson’s place on the board of the Manhattan Declaration, a movement Colson helped found to focus Christians’ attention on life, marriage and religious freedom issues, too. But comparisons to Colson go only so far.
(RNS) The letter comes just ahead of the first anniversary of the Aug. 5 attack by a white supremacist on a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., that killed six worshippers.
(RNS) Over the past decade, Hunter and a cohort of younger, evangelical leaders have called on others to lower their voices and shift the political center of gravity from the far right to the pragmatic center-right. Ten percent of his church members left.
(RNS) Some clerics said Obama’s statements on gays spoiled the welcome religious leaders and their followers could have accorded the first African-American president.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Support for White House petitions to label anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church as a “hate group” was strongest in Kansas and Newtown, Conn., according to data provided by the White House.