Obama’s spiritual Cabinet shapes policy, tends his soul

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WASHINGTON (RNS) Near the end of a bumpy first year in office, President Obama readied for a Christmas vacation in Hawaii, but before he left, he called on a group of five ministers for a spiritual recharge. Like previous prayer calls, this one was more personal than political. “He certainly does not ask us how […]

  • Thanks for this interesting story on this disparate group of people. As Amy Sullivan of Time first reported last summer, it proved too problematic for Obama, as president, to go church shopping, and so he has chosen to cobble together these spiritual advisors. But that is not the same as being part of a religious community. Any president would have difficulties being “just a member” of a church, but nonetheless, not having a faith community can make a president that much more isolated. Interestingly, George W. Bush didn’t really have a religious community, either.

  • Roberta H. Burnam

    Thank you for providing insight into the Presidents spiritual needs and confidants. I support and dear love my President.
    Roberta H. Burnam