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Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 08/08/2013

First Colbert, now memoir for ‘A Nun on the Bus,’ Simone Campbell

Book is named after the national bus tour she helped organize last year to oppose Paul Ryan’s budget plan.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  08:44 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  on faith, onfaith

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Invisible this week as Boy Scout leaders decide whether to welcome openly gay Scouts: the voters

Advocates and opponents head to Texas to express their views. Key vote on allowing gay members is Thursday.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  10:31 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  onfaith

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Catholic Church sees ‘hopeful future’ in the Boy Scouts, even if openly gay scouts allowed

Church seems to say it hopes relationship continues even if group welcomes openly gay scouts.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  05:36 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 04/15/2013

‘Pray for Boston’: Prayers stream in after Boston Marathon bombing

Religious and political leaders, as well as athletes and celebrities, shared their thoughts and prayers on Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  05:38 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Calling all ‘free-range Jews’

An event Sunday will feature classes on Jewish life, from comedy and cooking to Israeli politics and medical ethics.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  06:31 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  onfaith

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Rev. Luis Leon reveals response to his reference to gays in presidential inauguration

Leon was chosen after Louie Giglio backed out over comments he had made against homosexuality.

By Ron Charles  |  12:24 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Entering the ‘sede vacante:’ Everything you need to know about the church after Pope Benedict XVI

Benedict is pope no more. He is now His Holiness Benedict XVI, pope-emeritus.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  02:41 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Rep. Walter Jones: Dick Cheney probably going to hell for Iraq War policy

Jones said he regretted his initial support for the Iraq War and that he believes that Cheney deserves eternal damnation.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  11:10 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Jon Huntsman: Conservatives should support same-sex marriage

“All Americans should be treated equally by the law, whether they marry in a church, another religious institution, or a town hall.”

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  03:45 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/21/2013

Benedict XVI leaves as popular pope, but no John Paul II

Poll: Most Americans see Benedict and his resignation favorably.

By Scott Clement and Peyton M. Craighill  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Mark Sanford: We can learn from ‘a God of second chances’

The former governor, who resigned after admitting to an affair, asks for forgiveness in his new campaign for Congress.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  09:49 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Poll: Mississippi most religious state, Vermont least religious

“Vermont remained the least religious state, with 19 percent of its residents classified as very religious.”

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  04:57 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 AM ET, 02/12/2013

On day Pope Benedict resigns, lightning strikes St Peter's: See the photo that’s lighting up the Internet

Some speculated that perhaps Benedict’s boss wasn’t too pleased by his decision.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  01:42 AM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Sen. Marco Rubio: I’m not the savior. (Jesus is.)

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) tweets on TIME cover labeling him the “Republican savior.”

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  04:48 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Granddaughters of Westboro Baptist Church founder quit church, apologize for ‘hurt’

Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper said they “regret the hurt” they’ve caused.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  03:45 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 02/07/2013

Obama adviser Joshua DuBois to leave Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

The president’s spiritual adviser is stepping down from his post at the controversial office.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  10:30 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 02/07/2013

Obama: ‘We come together as children of God’

President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast about how his faith in Christ shapes his life.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  07:51 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 02/05/2013

Ron Paul on sniper Chris Kyle: Live by the sword, die by the sword

The former Texas congressman later added “a policy of non-violence, as Christ preached, would have prevented this and similar tragedies.”

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  05:19 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 02/04/2013

Stevie Wonder’s Bud Lite voodoo: It's ‘very superstitious’

Superstition is in. Even Stevie Wonder is into it. Even Budweiser is into it. Are you “Very Superstitious”?

By Sally Quinn  |  11:05 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 PM ET, 02/03/2013

At Super Bowl 2013, ‘God made a farmer' and Tide had a ‘Miracle Stain’

From the faithfulness of a farmer to a sacred stain.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  11:15 PM ET, 02/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Four things to know about Catholics, HHS and contraception

Is it true that an overwhelming number of Catholics use birth control?

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  03:18 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 02/01/2013

Ed Koch quotes Daniel Pearl on tombstone: ‘My father is Jewish, my mother is Jewish, I am Jewish.’

The former NYC mayor, who died Friday, quotes Pearl’s famous last words.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  10:35 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Pollster: Religious freedom fights likely to continue

“By any measure, matters of religious freedom are likely to be an area of significant struggle in the years to come.”

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  10:16 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 01/30/2013

‘Jihad’ ads come to D.C. Metro stations

Muslim activist wants to take the term back from Muslim and anti-Muslim extremists.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  09:10 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Al Gore: Weather news ‘like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation’

The former vice president spoke to the Today show’s Matt Lauer about climate change.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  06:14 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 01/25/2013

March for Life seen through social media (photos)

From Catholic Masses to a march on the Mall, the antiabortion movement in its own words and photos.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  11:27 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Pope Benedict XVI? There’s an app for that.

Benedict wrote of digital not as a parallel world but as a reality increasingly integrated into daily life.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  04:33 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Justice Antonin Scalia’s inauguration headgear: More than a hat?

Speculation says Scalia wore a replicate hat of Thomas More, a Catholic legal scholar and martyr.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Rev. Luis Leon gives benediction at Obama inauguration: ‘gay or straight,’ in God’s image

With “[God’s] blessing we will see that we are created in your image, whether brown, black or white, male or female, first generation or immigrant American, or daughter of the American Revolution, gay or straight, rich or poor.”

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  01:44 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Myrlie Evers-Williams gives invocation at President Obama inauguration (full transcript)

“May the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of every woman, man, boy and girl be honored. May all your people, especially the least of these, flourish in our blessed nation.”

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  01:10 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Manti Te’o to ESPN: ‘Faith is believing in something that you most likely can’t see’

Notre Dame’s Mormon football star is in the middle of an evolving hoax involving a woman reported to be his deceased girlfriend.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  09:38 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Forty years after Roe v. Wade, most under 30 don’t know case was about abortion

White evangelical Protestants are the only major religious group in which a majority favors completely overturning the decision.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  10:14 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Lance Armstrong’s doping confession: An American ritual

A nonreligious star athlete confesses his sins to Oprah. Only in America.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  03:40 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Faith leaders launch gun control push

Their demands are getting much more specific and the clergy involved are coming from a broader base.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  03:25 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Who is ‘Notre Dame’?

When cheering fans shout “Go Notre Dame!” in the stadium, what are they really saying?

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  04:31 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 01/03/2013

In 113th Congress: First Hindu, first Buddhist in Senate, and (maybe) first ‘none’

New members help make Congress most diverse yet.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  02:05 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 12/24/2012

Pulling off a Christmas miracle

There are plenty of atrocities perpetrated against women around but this one is self-inflicted.

By Sally Quinn  |  12:20 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sally Quinn, On Faith, christmas, christmas 2012, Christmas traditions, traditions, family, holiday

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Dolan: ‘Like Jesus, Annie laid down her life for her friends’

Murphy was a teacher killed in shooting rampage in Conn.

By On Faith  |  07:37 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newtown; Newtown, Conn.; Newtown shooting; Sandy Hook Elementary School; Dolan; Timothy Dolan; teacher; Anne Marie Murphy; Cardinal Dolan; Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Basketball phenom, devout Mormon commits to Duke

The prep basketball star out of Chicago considered going out into the mission field for the faith.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  06:31 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Basketball phenom; devout Mormon; Duke; Duke University; Simeon Career Academy; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Jabari Parker; LDS Church; LDS church; Mormons

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Westboro Baptist Church to picket Sandy Hook funerals: 4 ways to respond

Can’t ignore Westboro? Counter-protest.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  04:47 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Residents in Washington area focus on music as a source of healing

Maryland youth find strength in song and fellowship in wake of mass shooting in Connecticut.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  03:53 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hamil R. Harris; Lanham Christian School; Newtown, Conn.; Newtown Connecticut; Refreshing Spring Church of God In Christ; University Park Church of Christ; school shooting; singing; gospel music

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 12/15/2012

Mike Huckabee: Sandy Hook shooting not surprising after God ‘removed from our schools’

“We’ve made [schools] a place where we don’t want to talk about eternity.”

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  04:02 PM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Read This

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 12/14/2012

‘The Office’ actor seeks to build a ‘heart-based, heart-connected society’

With Oprah Winfrey, Rainn Wilson, a Baha’i, wants to make television that supports that journey.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  02:06 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Office; Rainn Wilson; Bahai; Baha'i; SoulPancake; Super Soul Sunday; Oprah Winfrey; OWN

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Redesigning the Rosary

Designers in Venice re-imagine the Catholic holy symbol.

By On Faith  |  06:52 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rosary; Catholic; design exhibition; Virgin Mary

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Did Glenn Beck just back gay marriage?

The conservative commentator called for the government to get out of the marriage business.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Pope Benedict XVI’s first tweets

The pontiff’s first tweet is a papal blessing.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  06:18 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Rabbi’s hopeful fiscal cliff morphs ‘into a cloud’ and the economy remains unbowed

Rabbi David Wolpe of L.A. reflects in verse about the negotiations and looming budget crisis.

By David Wolpe  |  01:23 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff; fiscal cliff 2013; spending cuts; defense spending cuts; defense program cuts; defense contractor cuts; us deficit; us budget; Rabbi David Wolpe; Rabbi Wolpe

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Obama at National Christmas Tree lighting: ‘A chance to remember what Christ taught us’

“For Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs, may this holiday season remind us of the spirit of brotherhood and generosity that unites us.”

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  07:59 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Staver: ‘Congress exceeded its power by forcing every employer to provide federally mandated insurance’

Mathew Staver, Liberty Counsel lawyer, on the motivation behind Liberty University’s lawsuit against the Obama administration’s health-care law.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  02:39 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Faith 2012 Quote Archives; Georgetown; Mathew Staver; Liberty Counsel; Liberty University; health-care reform; health-care law; Obama administration; President Obama

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Ten people offer ways they would make a difference in a person’s life with $100

One participant in a Thanksgiving experiment responds to a classmate’s family’s housing crisis.

By Steve Hendrix  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Steve Hendrix; Washington Ethical Society;Thanksgiving;Thanksgiving charity;charity;church gives away $100 bills;church hands out cash;church members donate cash;what would you do with $100;donations;holiday charity

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Redskins legends, local businesses feed thousands for Thanksgiving

Former players, officials and companies give Thanksgiving baskets to Md. families.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  06:22 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hamil R. Harris; Redskins; Daniel Snyder; Tanya Snyder; Bubba Tyer; Redskins-Harris Teeter Harvest Feast; football; holiday; Prince George's County; Rushern Baker III; families; Dallas Cowboys; Wilson High School

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 11/16/2012

Ben-Ami: ‘When it comes to Israel, Jewish Americans are notably moderate in their views’

Jeremy Ben-Ami, president of J-Street, an Israel policy group, on the Jewish vote in 2012.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  04:15 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Judaism; Jewish voters; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives; election; faith and politics; J Street; J-Street; Jeremy Ben--Ami; Israel

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Graham: Operation Christmas Child represents God’s gift to humanity

Gift-filled shoeboxes are hand delivered to children in more than 100 countries each year.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  07:07 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Operation Christmas Child; Franklin Graham; Billy Graham; OCC; shoe boxes; shoeboxes; gift-filled shoe boxes; chidren; Christmas; God; children

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Mormons help storm-damaged communities in N.Y., N.J.

“I hope someday we can repay people like you guys did for us,” said a resident helped Sunday.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  02:09 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mormons; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; LDS Church; Mormon Helping Hands; Hurricane Sandy; superstorm Sandy; New York; New Jersey

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Stetzer: Christians ‘may be on the losing side of the culture war’

Ed Stetzer, vice president of research and ministry development for LifeWay Christian Resources, on the election results and the future of Christians in politics.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  01:40 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Stetzer; SBC; Southern Baptist Convention; LifeWay Research; politics; faith; election; evangelicals; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Obama: ‘Together, with your help and God’s grace we will continue our journey forward’

President Obama on God’s grace and blessing during his reelection victory speech in Chicago.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  01:23 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politics; faith; President Barack Obama; reelection; President Obama; presidential election; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Hindu American elected to Congress

Democrat Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii was elected Tuesday, becoming the first Hindu in Congress.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  02:27 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tulsi Gabbard; Mazie Hirono; Hawaii; election 2012; campaign 2012; Hindu; Buddhist

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Looking for emotional reaction among Mormons Tuesday? Don’t.

Mormons’ views on what has been a historic period for Mormonism sound remarkably unaffected.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  04:00 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Romney and Obama’s quintessentially American religious upbringing

Miles S. Mullin II, scholar at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary J. Dalton Havard School for Theological Studies, on the religious backgrounds of both presidential candidates.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  07:06 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quote of the; Faith 2012 Quote Archives; faith and politics; Mormonism; LDS Church; Romney; Mitt Romney; Obama; President Obama; Protestantism; Protestant

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Catholics for Choice releases voter guide film

Film intends to show that Catholic teaching on issues isn’t as clear cut as bishops have made it out to be.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  03:51 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catholcis for Choice; Catholic bishops; Roman Catholic Church; politics; two Catholic candidates

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 10/27/2012

Farrakhan inspires crowd at Bowie State

Nearly 20 years after the Million Man March, the Nation of Islam leader is still challenging African Americans to take responsibility for their lives.

By Hamil R. Harris and Jeannine Hunter  |  02:10 PM ET, 10/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minister Louis Farrakhan; Nation of Islam; NOI; Bowie State University; Bowie State; lecture series; faith; religion; faith and politics; politics

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Tele-townhall featuring Ryan has been rescheduled

Participation is part of the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s efforts to help GOP ticket win the White House.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  12:58 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ralph Reed; Faith and Freedom Coalition; election 2012; campaign 2012

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Archbishop Chaput: ‘We are Catholics before we are Americans’

In new interview, the Philadelphia archbishop urges the faithful to put their faith ahead of politics.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  06:50 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Archbishop Chaput; faith and politics; 2012 election; 2012 campaign; Archbishop Charles J. Chaput; Catholic News Service

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Obama: We do have to make sure that we’re protecting religious minorities and women’

During final presidential debate, President Obama emphasized need to protect religious minorities and woen as he commented about meeting the challenges of the Middle East.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  05:54 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Faith 2012 Quote Archives; politics; faith and politics; Quote of the Day; Middle East; presidential debate

Posted at 08:37 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Hajj: Time for Muslim reflection

Annual pilgrimage serves as a constant reminder of human mortality and inherent fallibility.

By Arsalan Iftikhar  |  08:37 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Muslims; Mecca; Islam; hajj; pilgrimage; Arsalan Iftikhar

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Dolan: ‘Mr. President and Governor Romney, do you know what the Holy Father asked me to tell the two of you?’

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Catholic archbishop of New York, joking with President Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney at the 67th annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  06:05 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  faith and valies; faith and politics; Catholic; Cardinal Dolan; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 10/23/2012

The winner in the last debate

Rabbi David Wolpe reflects in verse about the old cliché.

By David Wolpe  |  03:34 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  third presidential debate; final presidential debate; Rabbi Wolpe; Rabbi David Wolpe; foreign policy

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 10/23/2012

D’Souza and World magazine: What does scripture say about reporting on sex?

Does journalism contradict the Bible? Is there room for a serious evangelical Bob Woodward?

By Michelle Boorstein  |  12:44 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative Christians; evangelicals; World magazine; Dinesh D'Souza; President Obama; politics; Bible

Posted at 11:33 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Obama, Romney pledge support to Israel in final presidential debate

Both candidates vow to stand by against Iran and clash over over Libya and the Middle East.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  11:33 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  news;nation;election2012;politics;campaign2012;buzz;debates2012;debate2012;grid; Israel; foreign policy

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Colo. bishop to Biden: No Communion

Catholic Bishop Michael Sheridan of the Colorado Springs Diocese on why Biden should refrain from taking Holy Communion, in the wake of statements about abortion he made during the vice-presidential debate against Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  04:28 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vice-presidential debate; faith and politics; religion; Catholicism; Roman Catholic Church; Joe Biden; Paul Ryan; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Ryan: ‘I don’t see how a person can separate their public life from their private life or from their faith’

Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), speaking during a debate with Vice President Joe Biden, on his opposition to abortion.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  06:34 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  faith and politics; vice-presidential debate; Biden; Ryan; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Green: ‘Joe Biden might not be the perfect liberal Catholic, but boy, he comes pretty close’

John Green, director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, on the Catholic divide in the 2012 vice-presidential debate.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  05:41 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catholic; 2012 election; politics; 2012 campaign; Biden; Roman Catholic Church; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 12:35 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Billy Graham prays with Mitt Romney

One of the most prominent evangelicals embraces the first Mormon presidential nominee.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  12:35 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Billy Graham; Mitt Romney; Montreat; Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; election 2012; campaign 2012

Posted at 11:22 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Biden, Ryan talk abortion, Catholic social teaching in vice-presidential debate

They shared how faith informs their decisions as they expressed differences in the abortion debate.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  11:22 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vice-presidential debate; campaign 2012; election 2012; Ryan; Biden; Centre College; abortion

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Unaffiliated vote may become ‘as important to the Democrats as the traditionally religious are to the Republican Party’

John Green, director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron, on recent surveys suggesting that one in five Americans have no religious affiliation.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  05:31 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  unaffiliated voters; religius unaffailiated; nones; Pew; faith and politics; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Who are the ‘Nones’?

Rise in those without religious affiliation signals secular movement’s growth and influence.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  01:59 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nones; atheist and agnostics; religious unaffiliated; Pew; Pew study; faith and politics

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 10/08/2012

The importance of this election

Events of this November will truly make a difference in the history of our nation, says Charles Stanley.

By Charles Stanley  |  07:16 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 election; 2012 campaign; Dr. Charles Stanley; In Touch Ministries; values; faith; country; politics

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 10/08/2012

On Faith honored by religion journalists’ association

Web site and editor Elizabeth Tenety placed second for RNA’s online religion section of the year.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  04:35 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNA; Religion Newswriters Association; religion blogs; religion Web sites; On Faith

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Newsflash: Campaign faith workers think religion doesn’t belong in politics

Advisers tell religion journalists their faith teams are focusing on the economy and related issues.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  11:47 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  faith and politics; Romney; Obama; religion; God talk

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Obama’s debate performance surprises, disappoints local supporters

Debate offered rare frank momentum during an election season where so much is scripted.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  12:41 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidential debate; 2012 election; 2012 campaign; Romney; Obama; Hamil R. Harris;

Posted at 11:43 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Where were faith and values?

Share your thoughts with Rabbi Brad Hirschfield on the first debate between Obama and Romney.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  11:43 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ethics; faith and politics; For God's Sake; Brad Hirschfield; Rabbi Brad Hirschfield; presidential debate; Mitt Romney; President Obama; 2012 campaign; 2012 election; grid

Posted at 10:03 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Spirited discussion about economy, impact on small business and families

While the first segments didn’t touch on faith, there were moments that were very telling about each man.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  10:03 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidential debate; Jim Lehrer; President Obama; Mitt Romney; Big Bird; PBS; grid; campaign 2012; election 2012

Posted at 08:37 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Waiting for God in first debate

Will the men vying to lead the nation share how faith influences their lives, informs their decisions?

By Jeannine Hunter  |  08:37 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  faith; religion; presidential debate; Mitt Romney; President Obama; election; campaign; grid; campaign 2012; election 2012

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Prince: ‘His arrogant and out-of-hand dismissal of half the population of this country struck me at a visceral level’

Mormon historian Gregory A. Prince on Romney is not the face of Mormonism in a blog post later cited by Nevada Sen. Harry Reid

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  04:22 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney; eelction 2012; Mormonism; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; LDS Church; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Prepare to chill out, D.C.: Eckhart Tolle, spiritual mega-teacher, making his first D.C. appearance

Spiritual celeb-guru Eckhart Tolle is appearing in Washington next week to help Washingtonians achieve “freedom from excessive thinking.”

By Michelle Boorstein  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 09/27/2012

‘Jesus wife’ Coptic papyrus is a fake, declares Vatican newspaper

Citing concerns about fragment’s authenticity and its origin, the paper also criticized Harvard.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  04:37 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jesus wife papyrus; Coptic fragment; Karen King; early Christianity; Harvard Divinity School; Vatican; Rome; early Christianity

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Madonna about President Obama: ‘Yes, I know Obama is not a Muslim’

Music icon said she was being ironic when she endorsed the president during a D.C. concert.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Madonna; MDNA; President Obama; black Muslim; religion;

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Obama: ‘The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam’

Addressing the U.N. General Assembly, President Obama calls for tolerance and speaks out against violence.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  03:46 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.N. General Assembly; President Obama; prophet of Islam; prophet Muhammad

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Romney on Palestinian-Israeli conflict: ‘This is going to remain an unsolved problem’

Statements Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said at a May fundraiser about the prospective of establishing peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  03:30 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Palestinian-Israeli conflict; peace process; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives; Georgetown

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Waxman: ‘I think there are some Jewish voters that are voting Republican’

California congressman on Jewish voters leaning towards Romney.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  01:57 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benjamin Netanyahu; President Obama; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives; voting Republican; politics

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Ryan: ‘American foreign policy needs moral clarity and firmness of purpose’

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on keeping the peace in a speech prepared for the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  12:51 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Paul Ryan; Values Voter Summit; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 09:18 PM ET, 09/23/2012

Doubts about Jesus’ wife papyrus

The only thing surprising about the news was its timing, says world-renowned theologian N.T. Wright.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  09:18 PM ET, 09/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jesus wife papyrus; Jesus' wife; Karen L. King; Harvard scholar Karen King; my wife;

Posted at 10:45 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Prominent black clergy support Maryland same-sex marriage

Sharpton, fellow ministers express support, challenge use of gay marriage to divide black voters.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  10:45 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  same-sex marriage, gay marriage, Rev. Delman Coates, Rev. Al Sharpton, Maryland Civil Marriage Protection Act

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Romney: ‘It’s never too early for the United States government to condemn attacks on Americans and to defend our values’

Romney critiquing President Obma and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo for statements he characterized as being sympathetic to protesters.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  02:00 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Libya and Cairo embassy attacks; protests in the Middle East; Mitt Romney; President Obama; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Obama: ‘There is absolutely no justification for this type of senseless violence’

Appearing at the White House with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President Obama responded to the violent protests in Libya and Egypt.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  01:50 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  protest in the Middle East; Prophet Muhammad; President Obama; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Did Jesus have a wife?

Citing a newly discovered writing, a Harvard scholar argues that Jesus might have been married.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  03:43 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mary Magdalene; Jesus; Karen L. King; Coptic writing; Jesus Christ; wife; Vatican; Rome

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Newsweek’s #Muslimrage draws ire, humor

Newsweek’s latest cover story featuring angry Muslim men sets social media abuzz.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  05:22 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  islam; Muslim Rage; #Muslimrage; Muslims

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Amid tensions in the Middle East, reject all voices of extremism

Voices of hate that hope to fracture our society along religious lines should have no place in public discourse.

By Nathan Lean  |  07:21 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anti-Islam film; anti-Muslim film; Innocence of Muslims; Prophet Muhammad; Islam; Muslim world; Nathan Lean; protests; attacks at U.S. Embassies; U.S. Embassies and consulates

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Bauer: ‘We owe no apology to Islamists’

Radical Islam, not a movie, is the cause for the wave of protests, said the former presidential candidate.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  05:40 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Family Research Council; Values Voters Summit; Gary Bauer; attacks on U.S. Embassies; Islam; Prophet Muhammad; Innocence of Muslims

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Ryan at Values Voter Summit: Obama is failing to lead in the Middle East

GOP vice presidential candidate said the president isn’t “consistent” in wake of the embassy attacks.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  02:08 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Values Voter Summit; Paul Ryan; Family Research Council; Mitt Romney; President Obama; embassy attacks; Libya

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Anti-Islam film stirs outrage as violence spreads

Reaction is swift to negative portayal of Islam’s prophet and spreading Mideast violence.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  07:07 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anti-Islamic film; innocence of muslims; sam bacile; terry jones; prophet muhammad; Hillary Rodham Clinton; anti-islam film; attacks in U.S. Embassies

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Church of Scientology opens national affairs office in D.C.

Office dedication occurs at a time of increased scrutiny of the faith and popular adherent Tom Cruise.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  02:10 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Church of Scientology; Church of Scientology national affairs office; Scientologists; Tom Cruise; Vanity fair; L. Ron Hubbard; The Master

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Mormon official on church stance in politics: ‘We do not direct them on how to vote’

The church reiterated its position in the wake of an e-mail suggesting Mormons in Nevada to register the faithful, a message that was linked to a Romney supporter.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  10:09 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mormons; Mormon Church; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; LDS Church; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Eagle Scout activist shares family story at Democratic National Convention

Young advocate and author was invited to discuss his family and support for same-sex marriage.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  10:08 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Zach Wahls; lesbian mothers; DNC: Democratic National Convention; Iowan delegate

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Obama: ‘We know that churches and charities can often make more of a difference than a poverty program alone’

President Obama commenting on working together as he accepted the Democratic nomination for president.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  02:58 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democratic National Convention; DNC; President oBama; God talk; nomination speech; Georgetown; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 09/07/2012

On Jerusalem, ‘the president has a personal view’ and ‘the administration has a policy’

An Obama campaign official commenting on why President Obama ordered Democrats to change language in their platform to add a mention of God and Jerusalem.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  02:27 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerusalem; God; President Obama; Democratic National Platform; Democratic National Convention; change language; Georgetown; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 08:53 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Hopes run high for Obama’s speech

By Hamil R. Harris  |  08:53 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/06/2012

What does it mean to offer a prayer?

If prayer means endorsement then God is made small, says Rabbi David Wolpe, who prayed at the DNC Wednesday.

By David Wolpe  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DNClive; Democratic National Convention; Rabbi David Wolpe; Rabbi Wolpe; invocation; benediction

Posted at 10:20 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Metropolitan Nicholas: ‘Grant to all here a deep and abiding respect for the task at hand’

His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit delivered the opening invocation at the DNC.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  10:20 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas; DNClive; Democratic National Convention; benediction; invocation

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Bishop McKenzie speaks at DNC, remembers Barbara Jordan

Religious leader recalls pioneering politician as she addresses the convention on opening night.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  08:10 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DNClive, Vashti McKenzie, Bishop Vashti McKenzie, Democratic National Convention, Julian Castro

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Romney: ‘My friends cared more about what sports teams we followed than what church we went to’

During his convention acceptance speech Thursday night, Republican presidentianl nominee Mitt Romney discusses growing up as a Mormon in Michigan.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  03:12 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive; Republican National Convention; Mitt Romney; Faith 2012 Quote Archives; Quote of the Day

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Ryan: ‘Each one of us was made for a reason’

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan discussing religion at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  03:05 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Paul Ryan; RNClive; Republican National Convention; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Ann Romney: ‘I’ve seen him spend countless hours helping others’

Speaking at the Republican National Convention, Romney talks about her husband’s faith and values.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  06:29 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives; RNClive; Republican National Convention; Ann Romney; Mitt Romney

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Keller on Romney: Voters ’want to be convinced that he gets them’

New York Times writer Bill Keller on judging the Republican candidate’s character and moral compass.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  06:11 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives; Republican National Convention; RNC; GOP

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Cardinal Timothy Dolan to also give benediction at Democratic National Convention

The archbishop of New York will give the closing prayer at both the Democratic and Republican conventions.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  11:56 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican National Convention, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roman Catholic Church, archbishop of New York

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Obama: ‘My faith helps me to keep my eyes on the prize’

In an interview with a magazine published by the Washington National Cathedral, President Obama explains the role faith plays in his life.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  05:46 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, faith, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Thousands mourn loss of Ethio­pian prime minister and church patriarch

Abuna Paulos, leader of Ethi­o­pia’s Orthodox Church, and Meles Zenawi, were close allies .

By Emily Wax  |  05:16 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Abune Paulos, Abuna Paulos

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Rick Warren’s presidential civility forum idea falls through

The megachurch pastor claims this year’s presidential campaign is uncivil.

By Gregory Thomas  |  01:09 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Warren, megachurch pastor Rick Warren, forum Mitt Romney, President Obama

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Bishop: Ryan is ‘aware of Catholic social teaching’

Bishop Robert Morlino of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Madison, Wis., on the Catholic formation of Republican vice presiedntial candidate Paul Ryan.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  12:28 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Paul Ryan, Wis. Rep. Paul Ryan, Roman Catholic, Dicoese of Madison, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/22/2012

In debates, Romney won’t be able to avoid addressing Mormonism

Boston University religion professor Stephen Prothero on why Mitt Romney will have to tak about his faith during the presidential debates.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Mormonism, Mormons, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 08/21/2012

In magazine, President Obama, Mitt Romney discuss faith

Presidential candidates explain their views on religion and its role in unifying the nation and promoting the common good.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  08:00 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington National Cathedral, Cathedral Age magazine, President Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Paul Ryan’s brother: ‘Our father always had us at church on time’

Congressman’s brother commenting on the Catholic roots of his brother’s beliefs.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  05:51 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives, Paul Ryan, Catholic roots of Paul Ryan, Rep. Paul Ryan

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Family Research Council shooting injures security guard at D.C. office

Motive remains unknown, but the gunman expressed disagreement with the conservative group’s views.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  05:21 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FRC, Family Research Council, Family Researh Council security guard, Family Research Council shooting, conservative views

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 08/15/2012

‘The old lines between Catholics and Protestants ... have been replaced’

Senior fellow with the Brookings Institution says Romney-Ryan presidential ticket is an example of America’s new religious/political divisions.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  03:58 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney-Ryan, Brookings Institution, Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, GOP, Republicans, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Who needs a Protestant president?

Romney’s evangelical political advisor says the lack of protestant presidential candidates doesn't matter to evangelicals.

By byGeorgetown/On Faith  |  03:33 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 08/13/2012

No place for religion in politics

President of American Athiests explains his group’s new ad campaign calling for a separation of church and state.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  02:38 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 08/12/2012

Reaction to shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin that left 6 dead

Sikhs and supporters express anger and sorrow after a shooting at a gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wis., and renew concerns about violence believers have endured since Sept. 11.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  05:22 PM ET, 08/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Sikh temple of Oak Creek, Wis., Sikh temple shooting

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 08/11/2012

Ryan pick sparks outpouring of reaction

Mitt Romney’s selection of the Wisconsin representatives is historic (first presidential ticket without a Protestant) and serves as a lightning rod for critics of Ryan’s fiscal policies.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  11:46 AM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney-Ryan, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, vice president, presidential ticket, non-Protestants

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 08/10/2012

In new ad, Romney challenges President Obama’s values

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney claims in new political ad that President Obama is waging war on religion.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  06:35 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, President Obama, attack ad, war on religion, Faith 2012 Quote Archives, Georgetown/ On Faith, Quote of the Day

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Hichborn: ‘Unthinkable for a Catholic charity’ to invite Obama

Michael Hichborn of the American Life League said about the implications of inviting President Obama to New York archdiocese’s Al Smith Dinner.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  06:24 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Smith Dinner, President Obama, Michael Hichborn, American Life League, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 09:43 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Komen's Nancy Brinker takes new role; had said she ‘made mistakes’ with Planned Parenthood move

Embattled Komen CEO was at center of funding firestorm.

By Washington Post Staff  |  09:43 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  komen, quinn

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 08/08/2012

‘The tentacles of baseless hate continue to entwine’

Rabbi David Wolpe reflects in verse about the deadly shooting at a Sikh gurdwara in Wisconsin.

By David Wolpe  |  04:02 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sikh temple shooting, Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Rabbi David Wolpe

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Mormons rallying brethren around Romney

“Choose the Right” is a new initiative named after a widely-known Mormon slogan that’s akin to the “What would Jesus do?”saying.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  01:58 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney Choose the Right, Mormon group, fellow Mormons, Mormon group, Faith 2012 Quote Archives, Quote of the Day, Stephen Steele

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Nun leaders believe most sisters don’t want to submit to Vatican oversight

The sisters are considering how to respond to a Vatican plan to “reform” their Md.-based group.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  01:51 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 08/07/2012

U.S. nuns meet to discuss Vatican criticism, their affiliation with Rome

It seems hard to imagine, but it’s possible this week that American nuns could take a huge — if symbolic — step away from the Vatican.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  10:18 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Romney: ‘Our hearts are with the victims’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on praying for healing for Sikhs killed in a shooting Sunday at their gurdwara in oak Creek, Wis.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  03:04 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sikh temple shooting, Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Mitt Romney, Faith 2012 Quote Archives, Quote of the Day

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Obama: ‘Our country has been enriched by Sikhs’

Obama on reaching out to those affected by a deadly shooting at a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wis.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  02:51 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sikh temple shooting, Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Wade Michael Page, Faith 2012 Quote Archives, Quote of the Day

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/06/2012

Eagle Scout pushes against Scouts ban on gays one member, council at a time‎

Zach Wahls said lessons gained from Boy Scouts, family and faith fuel his effort to overturn policy.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Zach Walhs, Eagle Scouts, Boy Scouts of America

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Glowing over Gabby Douglas’s golden win at the London Olympic Games

New golden girl, the 16-year-old Va. inspires many by her poise and Olympic performance.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  02:25 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gabrielle Douglas, Gabby Douglas, London Olympics, London Games, London Olympic Games

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Kiss Mor Chiks: Gay rights activists protest Chick-fil-A with ‘kiss in’

Kiss-in protest tries to challenge the fast-food chain’s appreciation day, promote marriage equality.

By Jeannine Hunter and Gregory Thomas  |  09:12 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day: Thousands flock to restaurants, company has record sales

Fans dine at restaurants around U.S. to stand with chain’s chief’s stance against gay marriage.

By Jeannine Hunter and Gregory Thomas  |  11:19 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chick-fil-A, Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, Mike Huckabkee

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Survey: Questions linger about President Obama’s faith

Recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life indicated that the president’s religious identity remains a problem among voters more than in 2008.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, President Obama, religious identity, Faith 2012 Quote Archives, Quote of the Day, Pew survey

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Romney on Israel and the U.S.: ‘We speak the same language of freedom’

During his overseas tour, while in Israel Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney discusses the country’s relationship with the United States and their role as democratic and moral leaders.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  10:48 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Israel, Jerusalem, overseas tour, President Obama, Election 2012, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Chick-Fil-A protest spikes sales for Md. business

Patrons came to Prince George’s restaurant to satisfy their political appetite as well as their hunger.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  05:48 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chick-fil-A, Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, Kiss Mor Chiks, Dan Cathy

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Bone to pick with Chick-fil-A

Rabbi David Wolpe reflects in verse about faith, food and fowl.

By David Wolpe  |  04:29 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chick-fil-A, Rabbi David Wolpe, Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

Posted at 08:44 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Catholic business owner: HHS mandate violates our fundamental principles

William Newland‘s Colorado company won an injunction to stop the contraception mandate.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  08:44 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  William Newland, Obamacare, health-care mandate, HHS mandate, Faith 2012 Quote Archives, Quote of the Day

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 07/24/2012

On Aurora, Romney prays ‘the comforter might bring peace to their souls’

Republican presidentialc andidate Mitt Romney comments on how God can offer comfort during difficult times as discusses the anguish of the Colorado community grieving after a mass shooting

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  06:24 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Aurora shooting, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Texas Rep. Gohmert on Aurora shooting: We’ve told God ‘we don’t want him around’

The congressman said Friday that he believed that the country’s move away from its ‘Judeo-Christian beliefs’ was responsible for God withdrawing his ‘protective hand’ from the country.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  02:57 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aurora shooting, church and state, baptist, louis gohmert

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 07/19/2012

George Zimmerman on Trayvon Martin shooting: ‘All God’s plan’

“We must worship a different God,” Martin’s father said in response.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  04:19 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Mitt Romney, quoting Dr. King: ‘Without dependence on God’ effective social change isn’t possible

Mitt Romney addressed members of the NAACP at their annual convention in Houston.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  06:42 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012, NAACP, President Obama

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Boehner: Relatives and ‘fellow Mormons’ most likely to be Romney supporters

The House Speaker John Boehner on how Repulican presidential candidate economic policies will prompt people to vote for him.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  04:21 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Quote of the Day, Faith 2012, Mormons, Mitt Romney

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 07/01/2012

Prayer, worship events planned before political conventions in N.C., Fla.

Organizer of event in Charlotte said for too long the faith community has pointed fingers at political leaders instead of taking issues to God.

By Hamil Harris  |  07:18 PM ET, 07/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democratic National Convention, Republican National Convention, prayer

Posted at 08:40 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Becket Fund: Religious liberty lawsuits will continue

Under an HHS mandate, employers would offer a variety of preventative services including no-cost contraception coverage.

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Tags:  Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, Becket Fund, faith 2012, quote of the day

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Scott Walker after win: I want to thank God for his abundant grace

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I want to thank you for your prayers.”

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  07:50 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religion politics, quote of the day, faith 2012

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Most popular baby names have biblical origins

One baby name expert says it’s the retro vibe of Old Testament names that appeals to parents today.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  04:50 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Pastor: Ron Paul most 'God-fearing’ candidate left

Pastor Steven Andrew of USA Christian Ministries encourages voters to support Christian candidates like Ron Paul.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  04:21 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  quote of the day, faith 2012

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Santorum exits; cites campaign ‘miracle’

“We can’t have a strong economy without strong families and a strong moral fiber that makes us the moral enterprise that is America.”

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  03:28 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, Religion

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Bubba Watson on 2012 Masters win: ‘To God be the glory’

Sunday morning, Watson tweeted a Scripture verse thanking God “in all circumstances.”

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  02:21 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Rick Santorum talks finding God in the Senate

“It was a great blessing to me. It changed my life. I feel very grateful that God blessed me with those people in my life that led me on that journey.”

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  11:16 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religion politics, rick santorum, faith 2012, quote of the day

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Reason Rally, religious freedom rally converge this weekend

Religious conservatives and secularists are planning separate protests in Washington, D.C., this weekend.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  03:41 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Pastor introducing Rick Santorum: America a Christian nation

“If you don’t love America and you don’t like the way we do things, I’ve got one thing to say -- Get out! . . . We don’t worship Mohammed. We don’t worship Allah. We worship God. We worship God’s son Jesus Christ.”

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  01:37 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  quote of the day, faith 2012, religion politics, christianity, rick santorum

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 03/14/2012

JonBenét Ramsey’s father: Why does God let terrible things happen?

“When JonBenét died, I had no doubt she was in Heaven with God. My deep agony was for my loss, not JonBenét’s,” Ramsey writes in a new memoir.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  01:23 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jonbenet ramsey, christianity, faith, tragedy, book of job

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Romney campaign: Only ‘act of God’ can stop nomination

Romney official spoke to reporters about the likelihood of someone other than the former Massachusetts governor getting the GOP’s nomination for president.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  11:42 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  quote of the day, faith 2012, mitt romney, religion politics

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 02/22/2012

What are you giving up for Lent?

Many people give up a vice during Lent as an attempt to get closer to God.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  09:20 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 02/09/2012

A life touched by faith

Roma Downey, who played the Irish angel Monica on the hugely popular TV series “Touched by an Angel,” says she want to give the rest of her life to ‘glorify God.’

By Sally Quinn  |  05:09 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Our Christian president and the people who cannot hear him

Quinn: In powerful remarks, the president talked openly about his faith. But is the electorate listening?

By Sally Quinn  |  07:09 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, prayer breakfast

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Petition seeks to boot Kansas lawmaker Mike O’Neal in Psalm flap

Thousands have signed a petition calling for Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal to resign over his use of Psalm 109:8 in an attack on President Obama.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  01:28 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Psalm 109.8, Mike O'Neal

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/17/2011

My five lessons from On Faith

What I have learned about God, religion and values in the past five years.

By Sally Quinn  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 11/08/2011

The Duggars expecting 20th child, ‘a blessing’ from God

What do the the Arkansas reality-TV stars believe about birth control?

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  11:28 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 10/12/2011

‘Underwear bomber' pleads guilty, says he was following ‘Islamic law'

The Ni­ger­ian man told the FBI that he was acting in retaliation for U.S. intervention in Muslim nations, and under the influence of Anwar al-Awlaki.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  01:53 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 09/12/2011

President Obama’s 9/11 speech: Our faith in God ‘has not changed’ (video)

Today, it is worth remembering what has not changed. Our character as a nation has not changed. Our faith -– in God and in each other –- that has not changed.”

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  09:41 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 08/31/2011

Muslims in America: Have you felt under suspicion?

Continuing our series of stories on Muslims in America, we turn our attention to the sometimes tense relationship between law enforcement and Muslims. Readers respond with their thoughts on whether they have been the object of suspicion because of their faith.

By Ryan Kellett  |  09:42 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Why does God allow unemployment to happen to good people?

Readers discuss the recession’s impact on their faith.

By Brian M. Rosenthal  |  04:46 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Michele Bachmann jokes that God sent hurricane, earthquake

The Minnesota congresswoman says God was conveying a message on the government’s “morbid obesity.”

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  11:40 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Mormon Glenn Beck: Hurricane Irene and East Coast earthquake a ‘blessing’ from God

“This hurricane is a blessing,” Beck said this week. “It is God reminding you — as was the earthquake last week — it’s God reminding you you’re not in control.”

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  04:59 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 07/25/2011

NASCAR prayer: Pastor Joe Nelms thanks God for Dodges, Toyotas and my ‘smokin’ hot wife’ (video)

In a scene straight out of Will Ferrell’s movie Talledega Nights, a Nascar chaplain this weekend prayed in front of thousands to thank God for “Dodges and Toyotas” and his “smokin’ hot wife Lisa.”

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  02:58 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Tim Pawlenty calls Jesus his ‘political hero’

What is Jesus’s legacy as a political figure?

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Mormon Mitt Romney not ‘Christian,’ says Fox News host

A Fox News host said Sunday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is “obviously not ... a Christian,” a view that, if widely held, may have repercussions for the Mormon candidate’s election odds.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  12:52 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 07/14/2011

TOMS Shoes founder apologizes for Focus on the Family connection

The business owner was under fire for his work with the evangelical organization.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  09:38 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 07/09/2011

Family reunions, a time to pass on beliefs

How does one transfer to a successor generation, those whom the acclaimed novelist Colson Whitehead calls “our replacements,” a belief in God, an understanding of one’s story and a familiarity with the songs and hymns that provided the soundtrack along the journey?

By Thomas Bowen  |  07:02 PM ET, 07/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 07/06/2011

The Kalachakra: What to see in D.C.

Planning to participate in or observe the Kalachkra? Use our handy calendar to plan ahead.

By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq  |  05:58 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Under God

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Michele Bachmann: A ‘sense’ God calling me to presidency

Bachmann’s prayer may have more practical application: The Congresswoman’s social conservative bona fides are expected to play well in Iowa, where a new poll revealed she is statistically tied with Mitt Romney as a frontrunner.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  02:34 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Is a Bible an appropriate gift for a manager to give an employee?

Gregory Paul chatted with readers about the role atheism plays in American politics, as well as political candidates running on atheist platforms, if “under God” should be taken out of the Pledge of Allegiance, and how atheism in America is generally perceived.

By Haley Crum  |  04:54 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 06/13/2011

‘Rapture’ evangelist Harold Camping suffers stroke

The 89-year-old California man has been under tremendous pressure since May 21.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  02:11 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Bishop Eddie Long settles sexual misconduct suit out of court

Georgia megachurch preacher Bishop Eddie Long has settled out of court with four young men who accused him of sexual misconduct.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  01:00 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Donald Trump: Koran has ‘very negative vibe’

Working overtime to convince the public of his social conservative credentials, potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is appearing on Christian Broadcasting Network this week to discuss everything from his religious beliefs, to his new found anti-abortion stance, to his view of the Koran as a scripture with a “very negative vibe.”

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  11:43 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Donald Trump: Koran has ‘very negative vibe’

Working overtime to convince the public of his social conservative credentials, potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is appearing on Christian Broadcasting Network this week to discuss everything from his religious beliefs, to his new found anti-abortion stance, to his view of the Koran as a scripture with a “very negative vibe.”

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  11:43 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)