Faithful Democrats, an online community for Christian Democrats, issued the following statement lamenting White House hypocrisy as described in the newly published book, "Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction" by David Kuo, former deputy director of the Bush Administration's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
President Obama's frank remarks about his and First Lady Michelle's personal religious faith, delivered at the 20112 National prayer Breakfast on February 3, 2011.
President Obama's remarks on Muslim-Americans, Muslim achievements, the "Ground Zero" mosque, and religious freedoms in the U.S., delivered on August 13, 2010 at the White House.
A joint statement (in support of health care reform issued in July 2009 by U.S. religious leaders from a wide spectrum of faith traditions issued, who cited reform as an urgent priority "so that all of our neighbors, especially the people living in poverty, children, and the aged, can be assured of the fullness of life that is central to the holy vision of a beloved and peaceable community."
On July 1, 2008, Barack Obama unveiled his plan to continue, with significant modifications, the faith-based funding initiatives established by President Bush. Additionally, the Obama initiative includes a new, $500-million-a-year plan for a summer literacy program for one million children from low-income families each year.
On Feb 5, 2009, President Obama signed an executive order establishing the new White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Obama's initiative is improved in many important ways from the Bush administration's faith-based programs, including...
Barack Obama's controversial '06 speech on religion and politics that set off a firestorm among both liberals and conservatives. The following is an easier-reading, edited version of his remarks.
Full text of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John F. Kennedy's famed speech pleading for religious tolerance and reiterating his unconditional support for separation of church and state.
The following is the text of Senator Barack Obama's courageous, savvy speech on AIDS, faith and politics he delivered on Dec 1, 2006 at the Global Summit on AIDS at Pastor Rick Warren's Saddleback Church.
In June 2006, 27 top US religious leaders, including megachurch evangelical pastor Rick Warren, Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel and Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, signed a statement urging the US to "Let America abolish torture now -- without exceptions." The statement was issued by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, formed to take formal stand against human rights abuse at U.S. detention centers in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
This speech, dubbed a sermon by many, was delivered on February 2, 2006 at the Washington DC Hilton, by activist and rock star Bono, to the 51st annual National Prayer Breakfast, attended by President George Bush and hundreds of national leaders. Bono is an energetic, non-partisan AIDS and anti-poverty activist who focuses his crusade on Africa. His remarks at the 2006 National Prayer Breakfast have been widely acclaimed as a uniquely powerful blend of faith and the mission of governments.
The following is the text of the Democratic Party's weekly radio address delivered on December 2, 2006 by religious leader Jim Wallis, author of New York Times best-seller "God's Politics - Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It." This was the first time in history that a non-partisan or religious leader was asked to deliver the Democrats' weekly radio address.
Jim Wallis, bestselling author of "God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It" is barnstorming the country, preaching his message of connecting public policies with biblical teachings. "When did God become pro-war, pro-rich and only pro-american" he asks. He's a captivting speaker who loves the stage. He has a infectious smile, loads of energy and plenty of polish.
Nine elderly Democrats got ousted from their long-time North Carolina Baptist church because they wouldn't repent of their liberal sins and support George Bush. The pastor's actions likely violate IRS regulations, and could cost the church its tax-exempt status. Here are steps to take if your church illegally participates in electioneering and political activities.
This statement (Ecumenical statement on Bush's 2006 federal budget) was released jointly in March 2005 by 5 leading US Christian denominations: The Episcopal church, USA; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Presbyterian church (USA); United Church of Christ; and United Methodist Church. Leaders of these denominations sent a letter to President George W. Bush in early December 2005, reiterating this joint statement.