Posts Tagged ‘Jim Wallis’

Faith-Based Initiatives, Government-Sponsored Religion, Religion and politics, Religious Symbols on Public Property, Tax Funding of Religion

The one-year anniversary today of the unveiling of President Barack Obama’s version of the “faith-based” initiative has pushed the issue back into the spotlight. Unfortunately, the news is not good.

Speaking at yesterday’s National Prayer Breakfast, Obama boasted that he had “turned the faith-based initiative around.”

I was surprised to read that statement, because everything I see indicates that we’re […] Read More

Faith-Based Initiatives, Freedom of Religion, Religion and politics, Religion in Public Life

Laurie Goodstein of The New York Times uncovered some interesting news yesterday about President Barack Obama and his personal expressions of faith.

Since cutting ties with his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. during the presidential campaign, President Obama has been left without a pastor of his own. Instead, he now relies on a “handful of evangelical pastors […] Read More

Religious Right Research

Here we go again.

“Moderate” evangelical leader Jim Wallis has yet again proclaimed the death of the Religious Right. Wallis has a new book out pushing this idea, and on Monday he joined a few others on a press call promoting a new poll that supposedly shows that evangelicals are fed up with the Religious Right. Wallis said […] Read More