Category - Barack Obama

  • 17 Dec 2012

    Grassroots civic and faith groups, relatives of victims, and activists are joining mayors and other politicians to press US President Obama for effective gun controls.

  • 16 Nov 2012

    A new US survey confirms that winning an overwhelming majority of 'white Christian' voters is no longer sufficient to secure the presidency.

  • 15 Nov 2012

    The US Presidential election was a disaster for the religious right, which had again tied its faith to the partisan political agenda of the Republican Party, says Jim Wallis, CEO of the progressive evangelical Sojourners magazine and movement. Research into shifting populations and voting patterns shows why the religious right’s leaders will no longer be able to control or easily co-opt the meaning of the term “evangelical,” he argues. There is a new, diverse coalition for a new America emerging, and a changing evangelical demographic is a central part of that.

  • 8 Nov 2012

    US Christian charity Bread for the World is urging its supporters to write to President Obama asking him to make ending hunger a priority.

  • 8 Nov 2012

    The Public Religion Research Institute, which looks at religion, values and public life, will be releasing a new report in the aftermath of the US presidential election.

  • 8 Nov 2012

    Amnesty International USA will be urging second-term President Barack Obama to finally close the Guantanamo Bay detention centre.

  • 6 Nov 2012

    A watchdog group has asked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to investigate the US Conference of Catholic Bishops for political violations.

  • 6 Nov 2012

    As polls indicate that the tight US presidential race is heading Barack Obama's way, the Republican Party is being accused of using religious scare tactics.

  • 5 Nov 2012

    “To go into the voting booth and vote for either Wall-Street-backed candidate, that is the definition of throwing away your vote.” So claims Jill Stein, the US Green Party’s candidate for the presidential election on 6 November 2012.

  • 2 Nov 2012

    Most people in America, whether they are religious or not, prefer consistency in the faith community to hypocrisy, says Jim Wallis. One of the reasons the fastest growing demographic in religious affiliation surveys is now “none of the above” is that too many people see more religious hypocrisy than consistency. In this reflection, the CEO of of Sojourners in the USA argues that evangelicals, in particular, are apt to get their values in a muddle in the political arena, not least by ignoring or sidelining the huge biblical emphasis on concern for the poor and vulnerable as a criterion for looking at the impact of human endeavour.