Obama and the Jews

New York Times religion writer Neela Banerjee reports. Meanwhile, former ambassador Daniel Kurtzer is on the trail for Obama in Columbus Sunday. Add to Favorite Articles

Time Out for Some Demography

Last Monday, the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life released the first analytical hunk of what it is calling the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey (not to be confused with ...

The Complainant

James Hutchins, the complainant in the IRS investigation of the United Church of Christ, has written in to suggest that I based my earlier remarks on the UCC press release, ...

Texohio poll

Today's Houston Chronicle/Zogby poll of likely voters in the upcoming Democratic primaries in Texas and Ohio shows Clinton up strongly with Catholics, mostly white in Ohio and mostly Hispanic in ...

Parsley on the IRS

Mega-church leader and televangelist Rod Parsley recently gave his insight into the appropriate role churches should play in our political process. Like Obama's congregation, Parsley has been accused of violating ...

If I can do it, Obama can too

Keith Ellison, the first and only Muslim member of Congress, weighed in on the recent attacks on Barack Obama's name and faith. Ellison doubts that Americans wouldn't elect a Muslim ...

Top Ten List

The Interfaith Alliance has come up with a Top Ten List of religious blunders from this season's campaign. President of the Alliance, Rev. Dr. C Welton Gaddy, said "I have ...

Stop the presses

Brody flags a document from the Obama campaign's religious outreach team highlighting their candidate's success with religious voters--an array of data drawn from the exit polls. He concludes that Obama's ...

Obama, the UCC, and the IRS

Today the Hartford Courant has bannered across its front page Elizabeth Hamilton's story on an IRS investigation of the United Church of State (er. make that Christ) resulting from Barack ...

Diplomat for Obama

Yesterday we had a visit at Trinity from Daniel Kurtzer, now of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, whose three-decade career in the State Department included three years as President ...

Catholic Sound and Furor

An important exchange about Catholic engagement in public life occurred this week in the pages of the Washington Post. On Sunday, Joe Feuerherd reacted to the U.S. Catholic bishops' recent ...

Feds Investigate Obama's Church

The IRS is investigating whether or not a speech Senator Obama gave at the Trinity United Church of Christ violated the church's non-profit status. The UCC denies any wrongdoing claiming ...

Down Ticket in Indy

The 2008 election campaign, as we understand it, involves more than just the presidential race, and we hope to keep track of religious dimensions of other races, as these pop ...