There is a debate in some religious circles about whether voting in secular elections is a duty for Christians.
By Tim Murphy, Religion News Service
Adventist leader James Standish has been named the new executive director of a federal panel that advocates for global religious liberty.
By ABP staff
Individual stand on moral issues — from personal character to the international arena — was the foundation of the Aug. 16 Saddleback Civil Forum on the Presidency.
By Vicki Brown
A nonpartisan coalition of more than 90 faith, community, labor and business organizations has launched an ambitious “$10 in 2010” campaign to raise the federal minimum wage within two years.
By Ashly McGlone, Religion News Service
If Obama can cut McCain’s margin among evangelical voters from 78 percent to 68 percent, the election may be his, a political observer says.
By Ted Roelofs, Religion News Service
Making jokes and comments about a person’s religion can create a “humiliating and painful environment” and be a form of on-the-job discrimination, New Jersey’s highest court recently ruled.
By Kate Coscarelli, Religion News Service
With the Democratic presidential nomination in his grasp, Sen. Barack Obama is making a full-throttle push for centrist evangelicals and Catholics.
By Daniel Burke, Religion News Service
More than 90 evangelical leaders met in Denver this month and decided to support Sen. John McCain as the presidential candidate who most shares their values.
By Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service
A coalition of religious and secular leaders hopes to persuade either the current administration or the one that takes office in January to return to the United States’ historic pre-9/11 stance against torture.
By Vicki Brown, Associated Baptist Press
Veteran human-rights activist Felice Gaer will once again serve as chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.
By Rob Marus, Associated Baptist Press
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama’s vow to carry on the best—and dump the worst—parts of President Bush’s so-called “faith-based initiative” has drawn mostly positive reactions from advocates of strong church-state separation—up to a point.
This year's primary races have demonstrated—to a degree not seen in previous elections—how the intersection of religion and politics can be fraught with peril for pastors and politicians.
By John Rutledge