Protesters turned out in force in New York and elsewhere yesterday to remind Nobel Peace Prize winner President Barack Obama that war is not justifiable, and to oppose his 30,000-strong troop surge in Afghanistan.
America can either tolerate constant and crippling conflict, or recognise that the yearning for peace is universal, and strengthen its resolve to end conflicts around the world, say US Christian leaders, echoing President Obama's words back to him. They are calling for a new approach to Afghanistan based on "a humanitarian and development surge".
Bread for the World, a collective Christian voice urging US decision makers to end hunger at home and globally, has welcomed the child nutrition priorities mentioned during a White House event hosted yesterday by Michelle Obama.
The US President Barack Obama has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation”. Campaigners welcomed the news but urged Obama to live up to the Prize.
Both believers (not least evangelical Christians) and non-believers are having a hard time pinning Barack Obama's faith down, says Martin Davis. This is because he is redrawing the dialogue about religion in the US.